Japanese Internment Camp Analysis

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This letter was another one of the corresponding messages between Miss Breed and Louise Ogawa dating back to September 27, 1942 and sent from the Santa Anita Interment Camp, a racetrack center turned Japanese relocation site during World War II (“700 S.F. Japanese Assemble”). The letter was written by Lousie Ogawa with a personal touch, a letter seemingly written by a friend for another. The purpose of her letter was to thank Miss. Breed for her interest in her life within the internment camp and from there Ogawa moves on to answering questions that were previously addressed to her in a past letter. Such as the materials provided to them within the camp, what she misses about her previous life, and her sources of entertainment within the camp.…show more content…
This source posses a sense of value, as with it, an idea about the treatment of the Japanese within multiple internment facilities can be discovered. In her letter, Ogawa makes small comparisons about the Santa Anita Internment camp to the one, she previously resided in, which was the Poston internment camp which she briefly addresses. She discusses ideas such as the lack of fencing, the ‘grand’ food in which is provided, and the community movie night within Santa Anita that was absent within Poston. Ogawa 's letter to Miss. Breed holds slight limitations, as Ogawa only discusses the highlights of her life in Santa Anita, only glancing upon subjects such as the showing of movies on the weekends and the food served on Sunday mornings. In her letter to Miss. Breed, Ogawa mainly addresses her weekend routine and fails to mention her routine during the other five days. From this the recipient can only picture the camp from a glamorized viewpoint and can only take into account two days out of the seven. More research would need to be done in order to discover what occurs during the five days not discussed by
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