december, 2016

10dec10:00 am11:30 amLife in an American Concentration CampThe Japanese-American Experience during World War II


Event Details

On Saturday morning, December 10, 2016, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Or Emet will host retired Minneapolis Public Schools teacher Sally Sudo, who will speak about her own and her family’s relocation and imprisonment during the Japanese-American internment during World War II. Metropolitan State University Professors Sumiko Otsubo and Michal Moskow will provide additional historical background and draw comparisons to Jewish relocation, respectively.

Sally Sudo was born in Seattle and was imprisoned as a child for three and one-half years after President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which removed all persons of Japanese ancestry from their West Coast homes and placed them in American prison camps. She spent first through third grades behind barbed wire under armed guards in watchtowers, first in Puyallup, WA, and later in Minidoka, ID. Sally’s family eventually relocated to Minneapolis in August 1945.

Sumiko Otsubo is Professor of History and Michal Moskow is Professor in the Department of Communication, Writing and the Arts, both at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.

Or Emet’s services and programs take place in the Beit Knesset, Room M-28, at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park. For more information, contact or visit

A short Humanistic Jewish Sabbath service will precede the program, which is free and open to the public. An Oneg Shabbat reception will follow.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Sabes Jewish Community Center -Room M-28

4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, MN