75th Anniversary of Aleut Evacuation

first_imgSpeaking about the Unspeakable by Ray Hudson Participate: A memorial overlooking downtown Unalaska is dedicated to the Unangax who were forcibly evacuated during WWII and the Aleutian villages that were never resettled.(Laura Kraegel/KUCB)Seventy-five years ago the Unangan people were evacuated from villages in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands because of World War II. They were sent to internment camps in southeast Alaska. Others were taken prisoner and sent to Japan. Once the war was over, many were never allowed to return to their homes. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we commemorate the anniversary of these events, and discuss the history and the impacts of the evacuation.Listen hereHOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS:Rachel Mason – anthropologist, National Park ServicePat Petrivelli –  descendent of an evacuee from Atka, researcher Statewide callers Additional Resources: LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)last_img

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