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Japanese Internment Camps in the US

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S: Dr. Maeda: Family Memorie

FC: Dr. Maeda

1: 1/21/1942 Dear Mother, Konichiwa, so sorry that I haven't written in a while i have been so busy with all of my studies. Switzerland is still as beautiful as ever, but it would so much better if you could be here with me. I've heard that the war has all of you at home scarce promise me that you and dad will stay safe. Much love and sianara, Shiro

2: Dr. Maeda was a well known professor at Harvard, he was the head of the science department. After the attack on Pearl Harbor and the government bringing up the internment camps he wasn't afraid of them because he felt so powerful and thought that people understood that.

3: Dr. Maeda had a wife and son. His wife was a nurse and had a huge passion for designing Kimonos. They had one son and his name was Shiro, their secret way of trying to be more American. during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the whole internment period he was studying abroad, in Switzerland (luckily a neutral country), to be a cultural psychologist.

4: It wasn't until after the attack on Pearl Harbor that the Americans didn't trust the Japanese. In 1942 a couple of months after Pearl Harbor the government set up the camps and shopped the Japanese to them.

5: The camp that the Doctor went to was a sad and scary place where the sun was low all day and the dirt never left the sudden breath of air.

7: The Internment camps in America were very similar to the Concentration camps from Germany. Sometimes there were riots when the Japanese were forced to go to the camps. On February 10, 1942 riots took an army of federal agents and police to get to the Japanese. Once in the camps the people were mistreated and starved.

8: It was in December of 1942 that the Doctor and his wife were sent to a camp, almost a year after the government had started to ship away the Japanese into the camps he thought for sure he was safe.

10: 4/1/1942 Shiro, I wrote this letter a while just for this occasion. There was a riot right done the street some have died, the soldiers are coming so I want to say goodbye while I can. Your father and I love you so much stay safe. sianara, Mother

11: 4/1/1942 Shiro, Just as I have feared the soldiers are coming. I don't think that i have ever been this scared in my life. your mother and I both love you. May your life be prosperous. sianara, Father

12: 5/14/1943 Mother, I don't know if you will ever get this but I met someone, a girl, and it has been love at first sight. I know that you will love her. Much love, Shiro -------------------------------------------------- 5/14/1943 Father, Father if you are reading this that is great, I wanted to tell you that I met a girl here and we are in love. Much love, Shiro

13: These are two letters that Shiro sent to his parents saying the same thing but showing how different he showed respect. shiro was having secret letter conversations with both parents without them knowing, until these letters which he sent in the same envelope to end the secrets.

14: Some of the states hadn't yet brought in the internment camp idea, people of the other state thought that it was urgent for them to have them so the Japanese had no safe house.

15: It would take time for all of the victims of the camps to get over all of the little things to be grateful for. Some were also very grateful to be able to see the great things ion America.

16: It was March, 2, 1943 when the Japanese were being put into the internment camps

17: In 1943 was when the American started to release the Japanese from the internment camps.

18: Most of the Japanese sent to the camps were Buddhists | Majority of those in th camps lived on.

19: The End

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