ST. LOUIS AFTER THE WAR
While only eleven Japanese families lived in St. Louis prior to World War II, three hundred families settled in St. Louis immediately after the war. Why did they choose St. Louis for a new home?
The oral histories and newspaper articles collected suggest the community of St. Louis welcomed Japanese American families. The colleges and universities in St. Louis stayed open to Japanese Americans students for the duration of the war.
Since World War II, many Japanese Americans have made St. Louis their permanant home.
The following oral history excerpts explain individual and group decisions to move to St. Louis at the end of World War II:
|Japanese Women Pose in Front of Water Garden at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis|