While their families were held in internment camps and suffered as a result of Jim Crow laws, members of the 442nd and 761st segregated units fought bravely in Europe.
Through photographs taken by the men themselves, the story of these two battalions illustrates heroism despite degradation of prejudice. Japanese- and African-American men first struggled for permission to join the United States military and then fought valiantly in Europe. Both battalions received awards, medals and praise from high-ranking officers.
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts this dynamic exhibition created for the Holocaust Education Center by Eric Saul. The Houston exhibition of "Unlikely Liberators" is generously underwritten by Marathon Oil and Donna Fujimoto Cole with special thanks to Continental Airlines, the official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.
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