The Jack and Aiko Herzig Papers

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

A reception to celebrate the release of the Herzig Papers to researchers, students, and the community.

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center and UCLA Library Special Collections are honored to host an inaugural public reception to celebrate the release of the Herzig Papers to researchers, students, and the community.

The program will feature Ms. Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who, with her late husband John "Jack" Herzig, developed an impressive personal repository of historic documents, articles, legal memoranda, and correspondence. Their discoveries aided in redress for thousands of Americans illegally incarcerated during World War II and the vacating of the wartime convictions of Japanese-Americans in the Supreme Court Coram Nobis cases. UCLA faculty research scholars will also comment on the collection's historic significance and the Herzigs' dedicated research contributions.

The Herzig Papers serves to enhance public knowledge about the unjust mass removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and offers invaluable lessons to anyone vitally concerned with issues of social justice and constitutionality in America.

Reservations are requested: http://herzig-aasc.eventbrite.com/

For questions, please contact 310.825.2974

 

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