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In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which laid the groundwork for the wrongful internment of countless Japanese-American citizens. The parishioners of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, a historically Japanese-American parish, were taken from their homes and placed in internment camps.

Bishop Rickel introduces our upcoming series of interviews with the current parishioners of St. Peter, Seattle who survived the internment camps and this tragic chapter of American history.


In this first installment of interviews with parishioners from St. Peter, Seattle, Henry and Jan Kumasaka share their experiences as children in the internment camps.

Justice Interrupted: Remembering Executive Order 9066 and the Legacy of St. Peter, Seattle

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