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began each day with a siren blast at 7:00 a.m., with breakfast
served cafeteria style. Work began at 8:00 a.m. for the adults,
school at 8:30 or 9:00 for the children. Camp life was highly
regimented and it was rushing to the wash basin to beat the other
groups, rushing to the mess hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When a human being is placed in captivity, survival is the key.
We spent countless hours to defy or beat the system.
Noguchi, quoted in Werner, Through the Eyes of Innocents,