"Life in the Internment Camps"
by Richard Lidz
from Many Kinds of Courage: An Oral History of World
1. Despite the internment camps, how did Japanese-Americans show their
loyalty to the United States during the war?
2. How did Kazato and his family react to the news that they were going
to be sent to an internment camp in Topaz, Utah? What did they have do
before they left?
3. What were the camps like? What were some of the negative and positive
aspects for the people living there?
4. Do you agree with Yano that the internment camps were a form of "unconstitutional
racism"? Why or why not?
Why do you think the U.S. put Japanese-Americans in internment camps during
the war? Do you think it was necessary?