The Japanese Camps: Making The 9/11 Link

In 1942, at age 10, Mas Okui was sent with his father and two brothers to the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp set on a windswept square-mile plot at the foot of California's Sierra Nevada, 220 miles north of Los Angeles. He spent three years there, living in tarpaper-covered barracks, where privacy could be eked out only by stringing sheets between bunks. Later, as a schoolteacher, he conducted tours of the site. But only now does Okui--and others who remain of the 120,000 ethnic Japanese, mostly American citizens, who were held at Manzanar and nine other internment camps...

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