Letter to the Editor
To the editor
I just wanted to thank you for publishing Dr. Henry Shimizu’s account of his visit to New Denver and the site of some of the other internment camps in the B.C. interior last fall in The Bulletin. I had read the account and used it to help me plan my own first ever trip to New Denver this September as part of the research for my own book. It was a remarkable visit for me as both my mother’s and father’s families had been sent to New Denver in 1942, and it was a place I had often heard of in my childhood and seen in a few family photos but I never dreamed I’d be going there, let alone writing a book based on some of their experiences. I purchased Dr. Shimizu’s book at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre and am finding it very useful.
On the same trip, my husband and I also visited Kaslo and viewed the display on the internment in the Langham hotel. We eventually made our way to Vancouver, staying with family there and made more connections in Steveston with the historic displays relating to the Japanese Canadian community that lived there.
Anyway, thanks again for the great work in publishing The Bulletin.
Susan Aihoshi, Toronto
Susan Aihoshi is at work on a children’s book about the internment in Scholastic Canada’s Dear Canada series