Hole In The Wall



スター・トレックのミスター・カトウ(Hikaru Sulu)ことGeorge Takei。FBで知ったんだけれど彼自身の戦時中の日系人強制収容体験を元にしたミュージカルが今月からサンディエゴで開演するらしい。もちろん彼も登場。日系人強制収容所は数年前に日本のTBSでやったドラマのお陰でEastern SierraにあったManzanarが有名だけれど、このミュージカルは彼の実体験にインスパイアされているので特に興味深い。

Allegiance is an epic story of love, war and heroism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II, following the story of the Kimura family in the weeks and years following Pearl Harbor, as they are relocated from their farm in Salinas, California to the Heart Mountain internment camp in the rural plains of Wyoming.

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NPRでGeorge Takeiのインタビューも取り上げられている。彼が実際に442部隊の生還者と会っていたのは知らなかった。

On his own family’s story of internment

“We were first taken from our home … in Los Angeles to a horse stable at a race track, San Anita Race Track, near Los Angeles. And we were there for a few months while the camps were being built. And from there we were taken to the swamps of southeastern Arkansas. So, all the Japanese-Americans that were incarcerated followed that pattern: first, what’s called an ‘assembly center,’ a very innocuous-sounding name, and from there to a ‘relocation center,’ another innocuous word.”