Experiences in an American Concentration Camp

  • Cerimon House 5131 Northeast 23rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States

THE "AT THE HEARTH" CONVERSATION SERIES IS SPONSORED BY
RONNI LACROUTE, THE HENRY LEA HILLMAN JR. FOUNDATION,
AND WELCOMES:

GEORGE NAKATA

EXPERIENCES IN AN AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMP

As part of our ongoing At The Hearth Conversation Series, Cerimon House was honored to welcome longtime Oregon resident George Nakata for a special speaking engagement. Mr. Nakata shared his deeply personal story of being removed from his home in Portland at the age of 9 and incarcerated behind barb wires in American Concentration Camps during the hysteria of World War II.  

Thank you to the many interested citizens who joined with us for Mr. Nakata’s timely exploration of a historical event that few understand or even believe could have happened.  With thanks to KBOO Radio for the feature radio interview with Mr. Nakata.

May is recognized nationally as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

About George: 

George Nakata grew up in Portland, Oregon where his family ran a hotel in Portland’s Japantown during the 1930s. He is one of only a few dozen Japanese Americans who attended a small and short-lived Catholic school in the city from 1938 to 1942.  During World War II, George and his family were removed from their home and detained in the Portland Assembly Center. They were later sent to the Minidoka concentration camp in southern Idaho. After the war, he returned to Portland with his family.  George worked for international companies and Port of Portland, before starting his own consulting company. 

When: 

Sunday, May 7th at 5:00 pm

Location: 

Cerimon House: 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
In the heart of the Alberta Arts District at NE 23rd & Sumner.
Easy street parking |  Bike racks available  |  Bus lines #8, #17, #70

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