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Nina Wolpe and Gordon Nagai

Nina Wolpe taught for 20 years in the American Department of Defense base schools in Germany and Japan. Over the next seventeen years, she taught adult education classes in Montgomery County, Maryland, and at the elementary school level in Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia. For two years, she taught in multinational classrooms in Nigeria. In the l980s, she wrote a newspaper column for several Michigan papers, and has a self- published children’s book titled A Forest Of Trees Does Not Grow There In Rows. Nina was married to the late U.S. Congressman Howard E. Wolpe and has one son, Michael Stevenson Wolpe.

Gordon Hideaki Nagai and his family were forcibly evacuated to an internment camp in Colorado and returned to their family farm in February of 1945 before the end of the war. He graduated from the University of California with a master’s degree in social welfare and served 32 years as a social worker, including two years of alternative service as a conscientious objector.

Gordon last worked with the Golden Gate Regional Center, which serves clients with developmental disabilities, retiring in 2000. He and his wife now live in Eugene Oregon, close to their children and grandchildren.