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Life 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.

Kinya Noguchi, quoted in Werner, Through the Eyes of Innocents, pp. 87-88

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