Professor Egan in Angel Island exhibit on Japanese immigrants

Author: Campus Memo
January 24, 2022

A new permanent exhibit at Angel Island State Park tells the story of the internment of 700 Japanese immigrants who were held there in 1942. “Taken From Their Families: Japanese American Incarceration on Angel Island During World War II” includes family photographs, images of writings the inmates left behind on the barracks walls documented by Chinese Program Professor Charles Egan.

Overall, the exhibit shows how men were taken forcibly from their families in early World War II. After several days on Angel Island, they were transported to camps throughout the country. Many were separated from their families for the entire war.