Minnesota Experience

Armed With Language

Season 3 Episode 15 | 57m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

Minnesota was home to a little-known military intelligence school during WWII that trained Japanese Americans to be translators. Primarily recruited from concentration camps on the West Coast, these men and women, served while many of their families remained imprisoned. For their efforts it is said that they "shortened the Pacific War by two years and saved possibly a million American lives."

Aired: 05/17/21

Rating: NR

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Minnesota Experience is a local public television program presented by TPT.