Japanese-American Who Defied US Government in WWII Has Died

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In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1942, Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were herded into prison camps in the name of national security. Only three refused, to the consternation of other Japanese Americans. None of them is still alive now that Gordon Hirabayashi has died at the age of 93. His nephew is Lane Hirabayashi, Professor of Asian-American Studies at UCLA.

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Guest:
Lane Hirabayashi - UCLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal