Kazumu Naganuma

(b. 1942) Japanese Peruvian incarcerated in Crystal City

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Kazumu Julio Cesar Naganuma was born in Lima, Peru to his Issei parents in 1942. His family were forced to board a ship, to be incarcerated at Crystal City, Texas, during World War II. They remained there even after the war had ended, without a place to go. They were able to leave via a sponsorship by a reverend in San Francisco, California, where they were able to find jobs and housing. Kazumu spoke publicly about his experience at an organized protest of the Crystal City detention center in 2019. (June 2020)

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