His sister’s reaction to the camp

Getting measles at the camp His sister’s reaction to the camp His mother’s money belt Differences between Parents His father’s American Dream Allyship after camp Coming back from camp Being an outsider Running Japanese store Starting out in Art About Orange Crate Label His mother’s experience of the camp “I did what I wanted to do”

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That’s my sister. Did you ever read that? She says when she went to camp, because we lived in the barrios and there were a few black families, a couple white families, but mostly Mexican Americans.

But when she came to camp, she was a little bit older than I was, she said “why did they put us here with all these Japanese people?” You know? Because to her it was a strange environment!

Date: September 8, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki, Kris Kuramitsu
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

barrios incarceration WWII camps

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