November 25, 2009

Densho is hosting a book event on December 3 at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District neighborhood. Join us for a talk at 6:30pm by Louis Fiset as he discusses his latest book, Camp Harmony: Seattle’s Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center, the first in-depth study of a single “assembly center,” or temporary detention camp.

“Camp Harmony” (we wonder who chose that unlikely name) was the destination of some 7,000 Japanese Americans removed from Seattle and other locations, who were then shipped to the Idaho desert to spend years at Minidoka. Fiset is author of Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple, about the nature-loving husband and wife featured in Ken Burns’s recent series on the national parks.

Copies of the book will be sold at the museum’s gift shop. The event is free, as is admission to the museum that evening. We hope to see you there.