Ellen Kubokawa


image preview


Nisei watched their fathers and uncles being arrested, their parents’ property being taken by the FBI, and their own movements restricted by curfew laws. As they observed these events taking place, they felt their worlds changing. Continuing their everyday activities was difficult. Even going to school was tense and uncomfortable.

One of the most striking responses to the Pearl Harbor bombing was the reaction of the Chinese community. Fearing that they would be grouped with the Japanese because of their looks, Chinese people set about distinguishing themselves from the Japanese.


Japanese internment, from coast and camp, world war two, WW2, WWII, oral history


Rights Statement

Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted. URI:
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).