OSU students explore Ohio ties to WWII Japanese-American internment camps

60 years ago, the US government freed thousands of Japanese Americans who had been forced to live in internment camps.

A lesser known fact is that an estimated 3,600 young adult Japanese-Americans were allowed to leave the camps early to attend college – in Ohio and elsewhere in the Midwest.

Many remained in the Midwest and their memories of their experiences remain vivid.

An Ohio State University professor and her students are helping record the former internees’ stories.

WOSU News Reporter Christina Morgan and WOSU Theater Critic Joy Reilly completed a three part series.

Click the Listen icon to hear Joy’s interview with OSU professor Judy WU and Christina’s in-depth reports.