[Clayart] Tule lake +

MGordon clayart at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 13 16:34:13 EDT 2016


  GOOGLED his name & found this...... Mike Gordon
http://www.owensvalleyhistory.com/manzanar7/page17e.html

http://www.owensvalleyhistory.com/manzanar3/page14.html


On Jul 13, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Steve Slatin via Clayart wrote:

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> From: Steve Slatin <claystevslat at yahoo.com>
> Date: July 13, 2016 11:48:04 AM PDT
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> Subject: Re: [Clayart] Tule lake +
> Reply-To: Steve Slatin <claystevslat at yahoo.com>
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> Terry, the confiscation of property was terrible, but I think putting  
> families -- including US born, American citizen children -- behind  
> barbed wire was far worse.  My acquaintance, George Tamura, was  
> incarcerated at age 15 (Tule Lake, as it happens) and suffered many  
> disappointments because of his Japanese background throughout his  
> life.  He wrote a book ("Reflections") about his life and experiences,  
> noting many jarring experiences.  He was a fine artist, and, from  
> inside the camp, carved detailed models of US and Japanese airplanes.  
>  The Department of War used them to train pilots in enemy  
> identification, and gave him a certificate of thanks for his work.  
>  His brother refused to "volunteer" for military service from inside  
> the camp, and was treated as a criminal. Steve Slatin -- N48.0886450  
> W123.1420482
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>       From: Terrance via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com>
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> Cc: Terrance <zalt57 at videotron.ca>
>  Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:41 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Clayart] Tule lake +
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> I agree that the internment camps were filled with innocent people,   
> but it was the times.
> Remember that it was innocent looking Japanese tourists that took the  
> photos of Pearl Harbour, that were used as intelligence, to plan the  
> bombing runs.
>
> The sad part of the internment was the confiscation of the property  
> without proof of clandestine activities, by the owners. Many young men  
> signed up to serve and were treated badly by their leaders and peers.
>
> I do not blame the children for the sins if the parent.  That includes  
> my parents. It is time to put it behind us.
> Terry
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>> On Jul 12, 2016, at 5:51 PM, Douglas Fur via Clayart  
>> <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
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>> In Washington state the internment can be a distant event but there  
>> are
>> still connections that surprise you.
>> Burien, my next to the largest city, has a Strawberry festival in  
>> June.
>> Strawberries are no longer grown here. They went away when the  
>> Japanese
>> American farmers were interned. Many returned here but their farms  
>> were
>> gone. A neighbor recommend the book "Journey to Topaz" (auto-correct
>> thought I meant"GOP asylum" ?). Her father had been there. The story  
>> is a
>> compilation of several families' stories. What gave me chills is that  
>> the
>> storyline of one of the main characters shares many of the events and
>> details of her father's internment.
>> An older couple at church told me how her best friend and her family  
>> had
>> been rounded up at gun point. My friends were shocked that out of  
>> what had
>> been a community some stayed and some were interned depending on being
>> "whites" or "Japs".
>> Duff
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