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Film about WWII Japanese internees to screen at St. Francis College

October 12, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Poster courtesy of Konrad Aderer
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St. Francis College on Thursday, Oct. 19, will host a screening and discussion of “Resistance at Tule Lake,” a film about resistance and non-cooperation among Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps during World War II.

During the war, the U.S. government forced Japanese-Americans, most of them from California, into internment camps. The government claimed in couldn’t rely on their loyalty in the event of a Japanese invasion of the West Coast.

Some of the internees resisted, mainly by refusing to answer questions on questionnaires that were meant to segregate “loyal” from “disloyal” Japanese. These people, also known as the “No-Nos,” were segregated into a special camp at Tule Lake, California.

The documentary will be screened at 2:55 p.m. at the college’s Founders Hall, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. Filmmaker Konrad Aderer will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information about the film, visit The screening is sponsored by the Departments of History, Communication Arts, Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the Honors Program.

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