Not a "camp story" but a human story

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Oh you don’t say “the camp story” because it’s (Farewell to Manzanar) not the camp story. This is a human story. I mean do people say, “Oh the Civil War story’s been done”? Or “The Holocaust has been done”? You know, I mean because there are so many different aspects of that. And of course the internment is the landmark experience, I guess, for the…what is it? The watershed experience for Japanese Americans. But you know there are so many shades of it, of how it has affected people. And the stories themselves.

Date: December 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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