Category Archives: Kazuko Iwahashi

  1. A Sleepy Lagoon and A Lake in Tanforan Racetrack Assembly Center

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Kazuko Iwahashi A popular song in 1941-42, “Sleepy Lagoon,” was originally written in 1930 as an instrumental work by a …
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  2. Block 20 Baseball

    October 25, 2012 by Admin

    By Kazuko Iwahashi “Ready to go to the baseball game?”  Yae asked me when we met at the end of …
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In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.