September 9, 2009

Densho is dedicating resources to record interviews with Nikkei women, whose stories are often less documented in oral history collections. This month Densho staff travels to L.A. to conduct new interviews with Nisei women. And the September eNews contains a “From the Archive” article that’s all about women’s experiences in the incarceration camps.

Shigeko had to figure out how to “carry” a crib for her newborn to the assembly center. Aiko raced to snatch freshly washed diapers from the clothesline before the duststorm caught up with her. And high school student Masako spilled her hopes and frustrations into a stream of letters sent from Manzanar to her big brother, free in Chicago.

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