Synthesis project

Synthesis assignment for Japanese Internment

 

Sources compiled by Eileen Bach, Concordia International School Shanghai, February 2013.

 

 

Among the more shameful chapters in American and Canadian history is the forced internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. The indignities endured by these Japanese citizens are documented in histories, memoirs, poetry and photographs.  Which medium conveys the emotions of this period most vividly to you? Contrast your choice with two of the three remaining forms of media listed below.

 

SOURCE A:  Memoir

From “ ‘These Feelings that Fill My Heart’: Japanese Canadian Women’s Memories of Internment”

 

SOURCE B:  Poetry

From “ Resistance to Images of the Internment:  Mitsuye Yamanda’s Camp Notes”

 

SOURCE C: Photograph

From “Documentary Photography:  Three Photographers’ Standpoints on the Japanese-American Internment”

 

SOURCE D: History

From the introduction to, “ ‘These Feelings that Fill My Heart’: Japanese Canadian Women’s Memories of Internment”

 

 

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