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Joanne Iritani
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Description: Family history of how they came from Japan and settled as farmers in Bakersfield.
Description: Growing up in Bakersfiled before the war.

Description: Memories from the time of the bombing until the evacuation. Joanne remembers upstanders who aided the Japanese Americans with their belongings and land during the war. She recounts the importance of helping others.

Description: Life after camp, focusing a lot on her continued education and the livelihood of her family.

Description: Her husband, Frank, was re-classified as an enemy alien after the war started and his draft number came up.

Description: Memories from camp and how your age determined your outlook on camp life.



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