Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Postcard from Kay and Kem

                                                     Topaz, Utah

There were eight to ten thousand people living in barracks of tarpaper and wood.  It was very dusty. No sagebrush like now. 

To help keep busy in camp we would walk to the mountains and gather seashells to make jewelry.  Japanese people for the most part never complained.  Did what they were told to do. 

What happened here is now taught in school.  It's part of American history.
- Kay

In 42' government people came and told me I could leave if I went into the army.  They took away my rights so why should I go into service?

 I refused and was sent to prison in Arizona for two years.  At the end of the war they released me.
- Kem

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