Experiences of children in internment camps:

  • Grace Nakamura and her family were forced to leave their home on May 16, 1942, to be relocated in an internment camp.
  • Helen Murao, a 16-year-old orphan, had to care for two younger brothers in the Minidoka internment camp in Idaho.
  • A description of schools in internment camps follows.
  • A personal recollection of schooling in an internment camp.
  • An evacuee recalls his childhood experiences in the Manzanar Relocation Center in California.
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