Editor’s note: This story, originally published Dec. 12, 2015, has been updated to reflect recent remarks by an ally of now President-elect Donald Trump about Japanese internment during WWII and how it might relate to Trump’s policies toward Muslims.Marian Tadano Shee’s earliest memories are of barbed-wire fences and tall men with big guns.In the aftermath of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, her family was forced to abandon their farm in Glendale and move to a “concentration camp” in southwest Texas.Tadano Shee, with her younger brother and parents, spent a year in the Crystal City Internment Camp, along with thousands of others of Japanese, German and Italian heritage.President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed orders sending more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, many of them U.S. citizens, to 10 camps in the interior United States, including Arizona. He also ordered the confinement of thousands of others at U.S. Department of Justice internment camps like Crystal City.That camp was where Tadano Shee began kindergarten.The class was taught in Japanese. But she spoke only English. She coped by mimicking her classmates: when they napped, she napped; when they colored, she colored; when they sang, she sang.Her family shared a one-room barrack. Her father tried to make it more homey by hanging a cloth to divide it into areas for sleeping and eating.Tadano Shee slept on a cot. At times she was… Read full this story
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