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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 42 in a series – “… no Japanese could earn more than a private in the army…”

What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 42 in a series – “… no Japanese could earn more than a private in the army…”

September 6th, 2019

“Neither of them would have made much money in their jobs. The War Relocation Authority made a rule that no Japanese could earn more than a private in the army, whose salary was $21 a month. This rule applied to everyone, including teachers, nurses, and even medical doctors. Most of the prisoners were paid between $12 and $19 per month. Obaachan and Ojichan, both of whom would have been considered unskilled laborers, would have been in the $12 category.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

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