Leaving Topaz

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By that time, my whole thinking changed from why we were put into camp, to now I know why we were put into camp. It was not necessary. I felt it was injustice, and I was so glad that I’m going to get out of there. It’s strange that I didn’t think too much about my brothers, or my parents. I just thought about Fred Hoshiyama getting out of there. I was so glad, on January 10th, I got out of Topaz, and $25 check, railroad ticket, and I felt free.

Date: March 4, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Florence Ochi, Art Hansen, Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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