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Palo Alto residents imprisoned during WW2?

Original post made by history buff, Midtown, on Sep 4, 2011

Just read this book review by a Palo Alto woman whose family imprisoned during World War 2: Web Link
Does anyone know how many Japanese-American families were living in Palo Alto before WW2? Were they all sent to prison camps? How many were allowed to return to Palo Alto after the war?

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Posted by JA Historian
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

Apparently, 144 people were sent to the camps.

reference: Web Link

I suspect some of them are still living in Palo Alto today...


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Posted by history buff
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Thanks for the informative link, JA Historian.


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Posted by Interred
a resident of another community
on Sep 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Guess what? Families NEAR Palo Alto were interred, too. Doesn't that matter?


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Posted by history buff
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Interred - of course history matters. Every community and every family has their own stories about the internment and these stories need to be remembered. Please tell us your story about the internment.


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