Vivienne Schiffer: Preserving History through Fact, Fiction, and Film

03/01/2012

As a young girl, Houston attorney Vivienne Schiffer watched as flames consumed her brick swhoolhouse in Rowher, a tiny farming community in the Arkansas Delta with a population of 86. More than two decades earlier, the building stood among hundreds of new structures built as part of of the ninth Japanese American internment camp to open in the United states during World War II. The fire destroyed an important vestige of a painful piece of American history that Vivienne has dedicated her life to sustaining through her literature and filmmaking.

Excerpted from “Vivienne Schiffer: Preserving History through Fact, Fiction, and Film,” The Houston Lawyer (March/April 2012). To read the full article, click here.

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