“I think we all walked around in a trance for the first few weeks,” Obaachan continues. “I’ve read that when people go from one culture to the next, or when some type of shocking event happens to them, they can become so overwhelmed that mentally and emotionally, they almost shut down for awhile. This is probably what happened to us.”
View of barracks being constructed on Pomona Fairgrounds, Apr. 8, 1942, Pomona Assembly Center, California. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, Ctrl. #: NWDNS-210-G-B88, NARA ARC #: 536837, WRA, Photographer Clem Albers
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