Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp

JAPANESE AMERICAN
NATIONAL MUSEUM
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Clara Breed
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[Clara 
Breed]
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Letter 1
 
Home Movies [Internees arriving 
camps]
Photo Credits:
Gift of Carlyn Anne Busse (93.201.1B)
Collection of Jack and Peggy Iwata (93.102.173)
Collection of Nancy Moriguchi Araki (74.1994.5)
Oral History
 
In January of 1945, the exclusion order which prohibited Japanese Americans from living freely on the West Coast was lifted by the Army. Japanese Americans were allowed to leave the camps, but most had little financial resources to return home. Before incarceration, they were forced to either sell or give away most of their possessions and could only take to camp what they could physically carry. With the closing of the camps, they faced the grim realities of resuming their lives in a potentially hostile environment.
 
 


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