Youth II

"Actually, when I went to camp, I couldn’t see myself in there leading that type of life so that’s why I wrote to ask for a release permit to go to school... You feel like your rotting in camp, not accomplishing anything. I was thinking, what was going to happen to me in the future? This sort of worried me. But luckily I was able to leave camp. But I found it sort of difficult trying to make a living outside because the prejudice you know. Although the governor of Colorado was very receptive to Japanese Americans coming to the state. It was difficult trying to get a job. If camp is the place that I’m going to be for a long time, I don’t think I could have stayed there..." (Hitoshi S.)

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