This is a great and powerful Web site.
I was shocked and disturbed by what went on in that time. I can't even begin to imagine what it would have felt like as a Japanese-American in the 1940's. I feel that all I can do is pray that human's will learn from the past. It's scary to think that we abide by the constitution yet we were capable of doing this to a community.
It was highly coincidental that I stumbled on this website as i was just emailing with my aunt about her mother's best friend, a Japanese woman who she used to gossip over the fence with during the WW2 times. Upon finding about about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Mrs. H. apologied as if it was her fault. It is thought Mrs. H's family was able to avoid being interred because their church intervened. Still, it seemed the children suffered racial abuse.
It is a testiment to the extreme loyalty of Japanese American soldiers to the very country that abused them that they fought so bravely.
We're doing some research on this and what we found on this website really helped us understand the people and how they felt and what they went through during this time and period.
It was sad to read the stories. It reminds me of a little of today because of the war going on. And because it reminds me of the things that happend.