Nelson Japanese Canadian recalls family’s survival tale of forced WWII imprisonment

Diana Morita Cole
Diana Morita Cole is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Kdocs presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. (photo submitted)
Darren Davidson - CJLY - KootenayBC | 05-03-2021

Seventy-eight years ago, an US law entitled "Executive Order 9066:” lead resulted in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

One of them was Diana Morita Cole. She now lives in Nelson, B.C.

In 2013, Ms. Cole wrote a memoir about her experiences, and those of her family, called Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit.

Her life began in the Minidoka concentration camp in the United States.

Merit Cole is the keynote speaker at Metro Vancouver's premier social justice documentary film festival, at this month’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s KDocsF.

She spoke to Kootenay Coop Radio on March 3.