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museum, wet of the call it leaving for camp. .orced removal leave. to pack up and that was the order by the army. there was no chance for anybody to escape being non-japanese -- if you were mixed, the husband , they need tose
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stay in the home. the majority moved with the family to the camp. when the eviction order was written, we were uncertain of what was going to happen to us. report, myction to brother and myself, we sign up. we were given time limits. we report may 23, but on a train and taken off that we were put on a train and take off. what you can carry coming you can take. that's it. until then, we were unsure what was going to happen to us. -- we would be allowed to stay. aliens will be going to the
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camp. , we were alle out classified as one. that is when we lost our citizenship rights and we were given a number like the tag on the telephone pole there. we were all identified by the -- my is my number was family number was 3432. i was d because i was the fourth number. that is the type of life we lived. one treatment to pomona -- one
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train went to pomona. we were crowded into one room. all of us in one room for three or four months. before the war started, the discrimination we had -- we couldn't get a job. i went to trade school, took up carpentry. i couldn't get a job. when i graduated and went to the , they said we don't allow people like you. they said we don't -- just keep on going. wasalized my schoolteaching that's when i first went to class, he said go into
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construction. i still remember to this day, he told me my will teach you what come i will teach you what i can. that's all i can do. when hed on me, that's said even though you graduated ,igh school and carpentry class whatever status you are, i cannot help you. that really stuck with me. he knew it himself. he's going to teach me as much as he can about construction. , huge help for my survival in camp. i always kept in the back of my mind, do the best i can. do the best you can. nobody can expect anymore. this is a back room the creation
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of the three creation of a -- this is a back room. barrick.ion of a you cannot see how the outside is. from the outside, it looked like the outside of a barrick. unique, how of they saved material like ceiling joists. instead of using point but material, the used two 10 foots and spliced it. -- instead of using 20 foot
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material. this is a seven foot ceiling. this was quite money-saving for the army to use seven foot studs. when we moved in here, all we had were cots and mattresses and a blanket. there were two blankets prevent. thus per bed. .e had to bring our sheets -- they were two blankets per bed. -- there were two blankets per bed.
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we had to bring our own sheets. this gives you an idea. of an army this is the trousers the soldiers wore. pants andel all their made 10,000 blankets. there were 11,000 people here. it did not go very far. so, we had three blankets. even three blankets, it is pretty cold. i would take a shower and come back and put my street clothes back on. one more layer of insulation. survived.w we we made it through.
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like the pea coat over there, that was another world war i navy reject. one for myself. they work for all my sisters and brothers. everybody had pea coat's on. a lot of the army pants and shirts -- not too many pants. a lot of ladies would unravel the pants with the big belly side there. they didn't care. everybody else was in the same boat. they made skirts out of the old army tents. that's how they survived.
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money was an easy to come by. we only got paid to can dollars a month. come by.wasn't easy to we only got paid $16 a month. you had to work to get your clothing allowance. you had to apply or clothing allowance. i look back at that time and then look at today. it hasn't changed. you just look forward to the goal. that's all it is, self-preservation. our cities tour staff recently traveled to san jose, california. to learn about its rich history. learn more about san jose and other stops on our tour at
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