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Hundreds Expected for Reunion of Japanese-American Internment Camp in Arkansas

SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Hundreds of people are expected at a reunion this week of Japanese-Americans who were forcibly relocated to Arkansas internment camps at Rohwer and Jerome during World War II.

The four-day Japanese-American Life Interrupted National Conference begins Thursday in Little Rock.  An exhibit on the camps will be featured at the Statehouse Convention Center.

The meeting is the first time in the six decades since the war that a major Arkansas event has paid tribute to the history of the two southeast Arkansas camps.

At least 900 people, including camp survivors, family members and historians from 36 states and Japan, have registered to attend.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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