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April 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Japanese-Americans line up in incarceration camp during World War II
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Film Screening: Return to the Valley: The Japanese American Experience After World War II

Monday, April 1, 2019

This documentary shares the stories of struggle and triumph, as 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry attempted to rebuild their lives after three years of incarceration during World War II.

Return to the Valley: The Japanese American experience after World War II, tells the poignant story of what happened to the Issei and Nisei generation when they came back home after internment. This Emmy Award-winning documentary begins with the journey home from the camps, then describes the Nisei generation taking over the rebuilding of their community. In addition, the program describes the emotional and psychological impact of the internment and resettlement on the Issei and Nisei generation.

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About War Comes Home: The Legacy
Throughout March-April, 2019, the Menlo Park Main Library is hosting a special exhibition and program series exploring separation and reunion over multiple American wars. Showcasing veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life together–or facing the long-term costs of war–this powerful exhibition explores feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us.

The traveling exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy is a partnership between California Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the BayTree Fund, The Whitman Fund, and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.