Wednesday, June 14, 2006

NO JAPS

Today we went to the Japanese American Museum. It's a beautiful building, with some interesting exhibits. One of the permanent collections is the sad history of how the Japanese were put into concentration camps.

There are actual barracks, of where they were forced to live, and lots of pictures of what life was like, before, during and after they were rounded up by the government, and forced to throw away the lives they once knew.

If you turn the corner, on the second floor, right above the sign that says, "NO JAPS," there's a picture....of O.G., taken over 70 years ago. It's nice to be remembered forever, hanging in a museum, although not for that reason.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Wow, Jenn, that's pretty sad and powerful. Thank you for sharing. Like you said, it'd be nice to be immortalized in a museum, but not for that reason.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

My parents got a chance to visit the museum last week when they were in LA, and were really moved by the internment exhibit.

O.G. looks like she hasn't changed at all. Was she spunky even back then?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Yvett said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. I agree, that's a very sad history.
You're lucky to have O.G. in that picture and you can one day tell your children all about it.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:40:00 AM  

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