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Life Inside a Japanese Internment Camp

Gordon Hirabayashi died earlier this week.  He fought the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII with the Supreme Court case, Hirabayshi v. United States.  In 1942, the govenment interned 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry.  They packed their bags, left their homes and businesses behind, and moved into "war relocation camps" across America.  Rosie Kakuuchi was 16 when her family moved to the camps.  She shares her story about life in the camp, the losses she suffered there, and what happened when she returned to visit almost 60 years later.
 
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Rosie Kakuuchi, former resident of the Manzanar relocation camp

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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