Experiences of Tsukasa Matsueda and Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga


After reading the assigned chapters for this unit, please read and watch the two primary sources below and then discuss the following questions: What do the experiences of Tsukasa Matsueda and Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga tell us about the nature of American society during World War II? How do you think these individuals felt when their loyalty was questioned or when their freedom was deprived? What similarities or differences do you notice in their accounts? How might the internment of Japanese Americans have compromised the ideals and principles the US government claimed to be fighting for in World War II? Tsukasa Matsueda (video) Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga