Sept. 29, Baseball Behind Barbed Wire

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Poster for Baseball Behind Barbed Wire
Courtesy of Diamond Diplomacy

For Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, playing baseball inside of America’s internment camps brought a sense of normalcy in difficult times and helped create and strengthen social connections.

A new documentary details that experience and includes the stories of several central Wisconsin residents formerly incarcerated in camps during the war. Shereen Siewert welcomes baseball historian Kerry Yo Nakagawa and documentarian Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion on then new film, “Baseball Behind Barbed Wire Fences,” which was screened this week in Wausau.

All featured audio from film clips are provided by and copyrighted by Diamond Diplomacy, the film’s producers and director Yuriko Gamo Romer.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Ezra Wall Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kerry Yo Nakagawa Guest
  • Yuriko Gamo Romer Guest

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