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Palo Alto residents imprisoned during WW2?

Original post made by history buff 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?

Comments (4)

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...


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

Thanks for the informative link, JA Historian.


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?


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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