Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps

Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps

Mary Matsuda Gruenewald


The writer at sixteen years outdated was once evacuated along with her relatives to an internment camp for eastern american citizens, in addition to 110,000 other folks of jap ancestry residing at the West Coast. She confronted an indefinite sentence in the back of barbed cord in crowded, primitive camps. She struggled for survival and dignity, and persisted mental scarring that has lasted a lifetime.

This memoir is advised from the guts and brain of a girl now approximately eighty years outdated who skilled the demanding situations and wounds of her internment at a vital element in her improvement as a tender grownup. She brings ardour and spirit to her tale. Like "The Diary of Anne Frank," this memoir fantastically captures the emotional and mental essence of what it was once wish to develop up in the course of this profound dislocation and injustice within the U.S. Few different books in this topic come just about the emotional energy and ethical importance of this memoir.

In the end,the reader is buoyed by means of what Mary learns from her stories and what she is ready to do together with her existence. In 2005 she turns into another Nissei who breaks her silence.

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