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Children in Internment Camps
Digital History ID 4152

Author:   Unknown

Annotation: A personal recollection of schooling in an internment camp.

Document: I recall sitting in classrooms without books and listening to the instructor talking about technical matters that we could not study in depth. The lack of qualified evacuee teachers, the shortage of trained teachers was awful. I remember having to read a chapter a week in chemistry and discovering at the end of a semester that we had finished one full years' course. There was a total loss of scheduling with no experiments, demonstrations or laboratory work.

Source: A internee quoted in Personal Justice Denied, 171

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