Hope in the Dark
During World War II, more than 20,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly relocated in Canada. Many of them were interned in camps set up in a frozen wilderness. Camp life was going to deprive the teenagers of a proper education, but female missionaries stepped in to lend a helping hand. They set up high schools and provided the students with moral support and inspiration. This is the little-known story of the search for hope in the dark days of wartime Canada.
F. Gertrude Hamilton is a missionary who helped students in an internment camp
Hamilton served at the Lemon Creek Internment Camp
Henry Shibata is one of Hamilton's students