From Barbed Wire to Boogie Woogie: A Conversation with WWII Concentration Camp Survivors

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12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Tickets to this program include admission to JANM for Saturday, June 17, 2023. Pricing reflects general museum admission pricing. Learn more about visiting JANM at

Celebrate the resilience of a community in struggle through swing music and dance! This multi-part program will explore the impact of swing music and dance on youth in America’s concentration camps through personal storytelling, history, and dancing.

Join for a conversation with dance preservationist Rusty Frank who will explore what it was like to be a young person making the best of a difficult situation through conversation with survivors June Aochi Berk and Takayo Tsubochi Fischer. Berk and Fischer are both artists and performers who met in Rohwer, Arkansas at 10 years old and have continued a friendship through these years. This conversation will be grounded in the swing music and dance of the 1940s.

Please note that these tickets are for the CONVERSATION portion of the program only. Sign up for the All Camps Dance at 3 p.m. at this link.
Please note that tickets to each part of the event are sold and priced separately. Contact with any questions regarding ticketing.

Image: School dance at Rohwer concentration camp. Gift of Mabel Rose Jamison (Jamie) Vogel (88.25.58).


JANM . 更新日 2023年3月3日



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