In-Person and Zoom Presentation
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 08, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST
OAKLAND FAMILY SEARCH CENTER
1st floor at 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA
Chinese WWII G.I. War Brides lived through extraordinarily difficult times during the Asiatic War, 1937-1945, the forgotten war in the West. They showed strength of character and perseverance to survive the War and the economic and political upheaval in China.
Learn how these G.I. War Brides entered the United States under the 1945 War Brides Act. Despite its significance to admit Chinese wives on a non-quota basis, they faced enormous hurdles to qualify.
Leona Lau, Lester Dun, Evelyn Seto, and Jeannie Young will share their personal and historical stories of their moms. With hope and courage, the moms immigrated to America with new husbands, or to be reunited with a husband separated by the war.
Coping with a language barrier, they became United States citizens, supported families back in China, while raising their own families, and helped others find their way to becoming Americans.
These Moms’ stories should be written and preserved for future generations.
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