Japanese American Internment: Memories of Heart Mountain

GENINT 741.399

Osher (50+). In this course, Sam Mihara tells the story of his family and what happened to them in a Japanese internment camp, why the camps were created and the important lessons that he learned from this experience.

Remote Instruction
Starting at $15.00
As few as 1 day

About this course:

Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government used armed military guards to force nine-year-old Sam and his family to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming prison camp. It was one of 10 such camps in the country that together housed more than 120,000 west coast residents of Japanese ancestry, most of them U.S.-born American citizens. Sam and his family lived in one room, 20 by 20 feet square in a barrack for three years. In this course, Sam describes the events leading to internment, and life for Japanese American citizens imprisoned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during World War II. He has also studied the current detention of immigrant families across the country and shares his findings.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Wednesday 1:00PM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
Location: Remote Learning
Instructor: Sam Mihara
16 days left. Enroll by Apr 15, 2020
See Details
Open to the public. Plus members pay no fee for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund allowed. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Wed Apr 15, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
Remote Learning

Contact Us

Speak to an Osher representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Taste of Osher

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning