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Old Globe presents Japanese American internment exhibit

A photo of the extended Obayashi family of San Diego, which was sent to the Poston internment camp in 1942 and was one of the first to return to the city in 1945 and resume its family business.

The Old Globe will team with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD) to present Allegiance: A San Diego Perspective, a museum exhibition about the Japanese American internment during World War II and how it affected San Diego County and its citizens. The exhibition, presented in conjunction with the world premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, will be located in the Museum of Man Annex adjacent to the Globe and will be open throughout the run of Allegiance from Sept. 7 – Oct. 21. The exhibition is free to the public and will be open two hours prior to each performance Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; from noon to 7 p.m. Sundays; and from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays as part of Balboa Park’s free Tuesdays.

“We are honored to collaborate with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego on this exhibit,” said Old Globe Managing Director Michael G. Murphy. “The internment of Japanese Americans had – and still has – a wide-reaching impact upon the San Diego community. This partnership provides an opportunity to further educate not only our audiences but all San Diegans about this important and difficult chapter in our local history.”

Allegiance: A San Diego Perspective contains maps, photographs, artwork and artifacts from the thriving Japanese American community in San Diego before the war and traces the removal of San Diego’s Japanese Americans to internment camps in 1942. The exhibition, which includes artifacts that have been donated by local Japanese Americans, also features a scale model of an internment camp room and a variety of furniture and objects made by internees. In addition, the exhibit highlights the important contributions of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans to San Diego. Exhibition volunteers include men and women who were interned as children, members of JAHSSD and representatives from The Old Globe. v

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1 Comment for “Old Globe presents Japanese American internment exhibit”

  1. No mention of German American and Italian American internment and its effect on San Diego!

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