Attend the opening night of a unique exhibit and hear Gordon Yoshikawa speak of his experience living in a US internment camp as a young child.
On December 7, 1941, the U.S. port of Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japanese warplanes. The United Stated declared war on Japan the next day. At the time, Gordon Yoshikawa was living in Yuba City, California, with his parents and four siblings. The Yoshikawa family were first sent to an internment camp at Tule Lake, California, and then two years later, transferred to a second camp at Topaz, Utah. In January, 1945, Japanese-American “evacuees” from the West Coast could return to their homes. Gordon and his family resettled in Cincinnati in May 1945. Gordon was able to finish school, attend college and went on to spend 37 years as a chemist in the printing ink and varnish industry in Cincinnati.