Dr. David Sakura to Present “World War II Internment of Japanese Americans: A Family’s Journey”

On Tuesday, June 4 from 7 to 8 p.m., Dr. David Sakura will tell of his WWII experience as a third-generation Japanese-American in “World War II Internment of Japanese Americans: A Family’s Journey.” 

Sakura and his family were part of the 110,000 Japanese-Americans who faced internment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 

Through his memories, father’s letters, and other archival material, Sakura will discuss his family’s experiences at a permanent internment camp in Idaho at which they spent more than two years. 

“This lecture provides a first-hand account of an egregious period in our history,” said museum Executive Director Mike Culver. “It’s important we look at all aspects of WWII and not forget them.”

Part of Wright Museum’s Lecture Series, sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney, the lecture takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wright Museum, 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro. Admission is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 603-569-1212.

Wright Museum’s Lecture Series takes place every Tuesday through the end of the museum’s season, which concludes Oct. 31.