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Los Angeles, California. Japanese-American child who is being evacuated with his parents to Owens Valley. Russell Lee, photographer. 1942 Apr. Library of Congress.

Read the following accounts of life in the internment camps and describe day-to-day life in the camps and the impact of the internment experience on Japanese American family life and on the children who were interned.

San Francisco, Calif., Mar. 1942.

A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.

Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-23602.
Mar 1942.

 

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