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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
"Shikataganai! Shikataganai! It cannot be helped." The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II devastated the Japanese community, ruined businesses, and destroyed families. Memories and recollections of the Japanese American concentration camp experience are collected in this beautifully crafted work illustrating in text and prints the images produced by the incarcerated Japanese Americans. Beyond Words captures the personal insights of this experience, the unjust accusations and imprisonment of a people, their treatment as enemy aliens and foreigners, and "those damned barbed wire fences" enclosing them. Many found solace in expressing themselves in art and poetry illustrating their insights into the harshness of their displaced lives.
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