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Gordon Yoshikawa: Japanese Internment Camp Survivor

Event Type: Adult
Date: 5/17/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Gordon Yoshikawa of Japanese descent was born in Yuba City, CA. He was seven years, six days old when war was declared on Japan in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Executive Order (EO) 9066, signed on February 19, 1942, authorized more than 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent to be forcibly sent to relocation centers before being sent on to one of ten incarceration centers without requiring due process or evidence of disloyalty to the U.S. Five months after the signing of EO 9066, Gordon and his family were sent to the Tule Lake Internment Camp in California. They were later transferred to the Topaz Camp in Utah. Gordon and his parents were the last members of their family to be released. The Yoshikawas moved to Cincinnati, OH in May 1945 where Gordon attended Hyde Park Elementary, Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati before working as chemist for 37 years in the printing ink and varnish industry.
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