From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII (exhibition)


Exhibition on the Japanese American incarceration and on Japanese Americans in the U.S. armed forces during World War II at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barbed Wire to Battlefields opened in the Joe W. and D. D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery on March 15, 2014, and ran through October 12, 2014. The exhibition featured the photographs of Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Bill Mambo along with objects and video interviews. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum put on a slate of public programs including book events, lectures, and film screenings, and incorporated curricular material and a webinar aimed at school children. The exhibition was funded in part by the the Annenberg Foundation and the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation. The National World War II Museum opened in New Orleans in 2000 at the National D-Day Museum.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

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Official website: http://barbedwiretobattlefields.org/home/.

Pope, John. "World War II Museum's Exhibit Shows Japanese Americans behind Barbed Wire and in Combat." New Orleans Times-Picayune, Mar. 19, 2014. http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2014/03/world_war_ii_museum_shows_japa.html.