Awareness of concentration camps as a Japanese American

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Yes, as I recall they came from the camps. Which ones I wasn’t too aware at that time where the camps were. But I knew that there many Japanese Americans on the West Coast were placed into the concentration camps. And also, many many of them volunteered for the 100th battalion, the 442nd regimental combat team and the Military Intelligence Service. In our school alone, they were, I didn't directly ask them, but we knew that they came from the concentration camps.

Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Hawai`i, US
Interviewer: Akemi Kikumura Yano
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

100th 442nd army military World War II

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