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‘Never again’: Library exhibit tells story of WWII Japanese American incarceration, sounds alarm on importance of remembering

Sam Mihara remembers where he was when he heard the news. On Dec. 7, 1941, Mihara, then 9 years old, had gone to see a movie near his Japantown neighborhood in San Francisco. When he emerged from the theater, the community was abuzz: The Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. The second-generation Japanese American recounted the bewildering — and seminal — moment in a 2012 interview with The Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center.

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