Japanese family with luggage

In 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American government officials made the fateful decision to remove the Japanese and Japanese American population from the west coast and to imprison 120,000 people—2/3 of whom were U.S. citizens—in camps for the duration of the war. This history of internment—and the story of how the community of Oberlin, Ohio responded to the discriminatory government policy—is featured in the touring public history exhibit, “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience,” on view at Oberlin’s Baron Art Gallery from February 17 to March 18, 2018.


February 17 to March 18, 2018


Richard D. Baron Art Gallery
65 East College Street, Suite 5
Oberlin, OH 44074

Public Viewing Hours

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7: special public viewing hours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
And by appointment (email rromano@oberlin.edu)