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ERIC Number: EJ888314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Beyond the Barbed Wire
Teaching Tolerance, n37 p62-63 Spr 2010
In this article, the author shares her family's sad experience after being thrown in internment camps as part of the enforcement of the Executive Order 9066 following the Japanese's bombardment of Pearl Harbor. Japanese Americans were evacuated from their homes. In one day everything they had was stolen--even their pictures. It broke her mother's heart. The internment camp was surrounded by barbed wire. For three years they lived in a 20-by-20-foot room in barracks. They had no privacy, and it was so dusty it was difficult to breathe. The survivors later received $20,000 as an apology from the government. But her parents had already died. She believes that her parents were the ones who really deserved the apology. Now she wants to share her story with the children so it will never happen again.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan