George Takei on a rueful journey back in time

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If you grew up watching Star Trek (1966-1969), you’re familiar with the character of Hikaru Sulu on the USS Starship Enterprise. The role of Mr. Sulu was played by George Takei. It has been 40 years since Star Trek went off the air but he has since amassed a cult following online.

What you may not know about George Takei is in 1942 he and his family were moved to Rohwer Relocation Camp, a Japanese-American concentration camp in rural southeastern Arkansas. After spending eight months at Rohwer, his family was then moved to a maximum security camp in Tule Lake, California. It wasn’t until 1946, one year after WWII was over, that his family was released.

Read more here:

George Takei on a rueful journey back in time

The Home Front Experience – Rohwer Internment Camp

Tule Lake National Park Service and on Twitter @tulelakenps

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