‘Silent Sacrifice’ documentary features local couple who lived in internment camp


The documentary “Silent Sacrifice” was discussed Friday at Fresno State, and the film about Japanese internment featured a local couple who lived in the camps.

The film is about internment camps that housed Japanese-Americans after Japan attacked the United States at Pearl harbor.

“Silent Sacrifice” gives a voice to the thousands of Japanese-Americans who were forced into camps.

One local couple lived in the camps as children, and they were featured in the film.

“They don’t see us as Americans. They see us as people from Japan – which we have nothing to do with Japan, you know,” said Saburo Masada, who lived in an internment camp.

President Franklin Roosevelt issued the executive order that forced the relocation of approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 23,000.

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