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  •  The Japanese-American National Museum in LA (6+ / 0-)

    has some good stuff on the internment camps, including several of the rough huts that people lived in in one camp.
    Some stories and details from those who lived there, too.

    That said, I have several friends who are children of some of the American internees (of Japanese ancestry). According to the sansei (third generation after immigration) their parents would never talk about the camps or their treatment. They were unwilling to pass on the humiliation of that time to their children.

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    by murasaki on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 07:41:26 PM PST

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    •  True, my father, who tried to join (3+ / 0-)

      the U.S. armed forces but was rejected for bad eyesight, would never talk about these matters.   As he and his friends got older we sansei tried to get the "history" from them.  Generally there was a pause and then they would talk about something else.  When the check and government apology came he was one of the few of his group left.  His only comment, "It's too late."

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      by rl en france on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 12:48:17 AM PST

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    •  We in Colorado (0+ / 0-)

      are very proud of our Governor Ralph Carr (R) (1939-1943) https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ralph_Lawrence_Carr

      Who took a very courageous position on the internment camps in Colorado

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      by blindcynic on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 11:50:29 AM PST

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