Family welcomed at Crystal City

Forcibly deported to the U.S. from Peru Memories of childhood in Peru Food on the ship to the U.S. Family welcomed at Crystal City First meal at Crystal City Enjoying undokai and sports in Crystal City Postwar sponsorship (Inglês) Immersed in Japanese culture and language Proud of his Japanese, American, and Peruvian identity

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We had a warm welcome. A warm welcome as we approached the main gate, the entrance to the camp. There were people all on either side of the street waving at us, saying, "Welcome," and then clapping, it was the people that were already there. So that was really nice. And my mother, at the time, she felt that it was safe for the family, because she saw all the faces were Asian.

Date: September 20, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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