Her experience of Japanese American Evacuation

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We were evacuated in April from Burbank. We were all on the north side of the street of Los Feliz. People there were all in Burbank, and then from the south side, I think they went to where the horse track was, Santa Anita. And you know, I was thinking how do we get there, I think it was by bus. It wasn’t a train, it was a bus. In those days we were still young and it was war. We didn’t know what war was. I know it was something dangerous but that was about it. We just did the best we could, you know? That was it.

Date: May 24, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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