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Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

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World War II-Internment Camps

Camps were located in California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arkansas, and Idaho. Out of those who went to camp 2/3 were Nisei, American-born and 1/3 were Issei. The average amount of time that they were interned was 2.5 years.

"We sort of had an unconscious knowledge that we were put on an inferior status... So we knew we had a second class status and we sort of accepted it. That's why when they told us, you have to drop everything and go to camp, nobody protested."

~ Dr. Mary Oda

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Image Contributed by: Bo Sakaguchi Names of people: (Top Row)James Higashida, Chico Sakaguchi, Nob Nitta, Lilly Sakaguchi, George Oda, Henry Higashida, Harumi Nita, Mas Oda, Ishibashi, Mas Imamoto, Oda, Shig ... More »

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