There are many misconceptions about Japanese internment during WWII. In order to evade such misconceptions, students will read an interview between members of the Veteran’s History Project at the LOC and someone who experienced the internment, Warren Michio Tsuneishi. While his insight gives students a glimpse into the hardships of internment, he also provides vivid details of their time spent there showing not only what they left behind, but what they had and what they could do. This interview, being a primary source of a witness’ account, eliminates the false interpretations of internment by those who compare it to the concentration camps used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
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