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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 15 in a series – “My own family…collapsed as an integrated unit.”

“My own family, after three years of mess hall living, collapsed as an integrated unit. Whatever dignity or feeling of filial strength we may have known before December 1941 was lost, and we did not recover it until many years after the war, not until after Papa died and we began to come together, trying to fill the vacuum his passing left in all our lives.”

Mealtime at Manzanar Relocation Center. Image credit: National Archives (ARC Identifier: 536863)

Mealtime at Manzanar Relocation Center. Image credit: National Archives (ARC Identifier: 536863)

From Farwell to Manzanar by by Jeanne Wakatsuki Housto and James D. Houston

What I'm Reading: Farewell to Manzanar - 1 in a series -

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