A Long Island woman who was held prisoner in an American internment camp during World War II will speak Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington.
Mitsue Salador will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service, “Freedom Denied,” on her experiences as a Japanese-American during the war. Many Japanese-Americans have protested the federal government’s treatment of immigrants who have crossed the southern border and ended up in camps.
Mitsue Salador was born in 1923 in Oregon to Japanese parents. She started attending college in Portland in 1941, just before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. On Feb. 16, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed executive order 9066, which led to the forced removal of anyone of Japanese heritage, regardless of their citizenship status, and their internment in camps.
About 112,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated.