Whatcom Historical Society hosts talk on WWII incarceration of Japanese and Japanese-Americans

More than 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American families were incarcerated during World War II. On Jan. 8, Fumio Otsu and Carole Teshima share their stories of personal and community loss in a talk sponsored by Whatcom Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St..

Otsu, who was born in the Tule Lake incarceration camp, discusses the timeline for the incarceration, beginning with the evacuation order by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1942 to the formal apology by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Teshima presents an overview of the families from Bellingham who were forced to leave everything and did not return.

Suggested donation: $3. Details: whatcommuseum.org, whatcomhistory.net