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What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

Created: 02/27/12

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davinamw

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What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

A great number of historical facts and events, along with cultural tidbits, are woven through the pages. What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?


Posted Feb. 27, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Santa Fe Cowgirl

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

There were gangs in the internment camps!!!!!


Posted Feb. 29, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
MollyC

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

I was not aware that Caucasian spouses of Japanese Americans were given the option of living in the internment camps. It had never even entered my realm of thinking that that could be a possibility. What an interesting tightrope to walk...potentially mistrusted and despised by two groups of people. Is would like to read more about those experiences


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catherinem

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

Probably the most intriguing piece of information I learned from this book was the extent to which Japanese Americans went to demonstrate their loyalty to the U.S., even as they were being removed from their homes, losing their jobs, possessions, and place in their communities, and enduring internment. For example, Lane's decision to serve his country by enlisting in the military was bewildering to me. His sense of honor, duty, and loyalty certainly trumps mine! Catherine


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laurieb

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

I hate to be unoriginal, but "ditto" to all three of the previous answers--especially the gangs and that non-Japanese-American spouses could live in the relocation camps


Posted Mar. 06, 2012 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
peg

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

I was surprised that non Japanese were in the camps. Also I was pleased to learn that some of the internees protected a white girl and that some of the guards were caring. In some ways they created a civil society in the camp.


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sylviaj

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

I was most surprised about the Japanese Americans who were conscripted and forced to be soldiers in the War like Eddie Soto. Also as previously stated, the gangs (the Black Dragons) and the non Japanese spouses who joined their Japanese spouses and family in the camps.


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laureens

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RE: What was the most surprising or intriguing piece of information you learned?

I had read before about the internment camps, so I had heard about the non-Japanese spouses and gangs. I was surprised though about the forced conscription as mentioned above. After all we had done the the Japanese Americans and then to force them to serve in the military and, in addition, they were treated there with continued distrust and prejudice. After all that they still served with such loyalty and duty.


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