Executive Order 9066 (Senior College in the Community), Dec. 13

In 1942, 127,000 JapaneseAmericans, many of whom were  American citizens born in the United States, were incarcerated.  Their crime?  Living on the West Coast.  They were incarcerated in internment camps (read concentration camps) in desolate areas of the United States.  They were held because they looked different from the majority of Americans.  Very few German-Americans and Italian-Americans were held as they didn’t stand out.  How did it happen and what were the results?  That’s what we will look at in this program.

This presentation will be led by Alan Elze, who has given classes at Senior College since 2005.  Alan has taught over 75 classes for Senior College on a wide variety of subjects.

This program will take place, in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.


Tuesday Dec 13, 2022


2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM


Androscoggin Community Room