Avoiding Talking about Camp Experiences After the War – Flora Ninomiya
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Avoiding Talking about Camp Experiences After the War – Flora Ninomiya


When we started going back to school, I entered
the fifth grade and we were welcomed. My teacher in kindergarten was now the principal
of the school, and she really welcomed me. And so I really feel I was lucky, and I was
fortunate. School was easy for me when I returned, but
I will admit that when people found out that I had been in a prison camp, and they would
ask me about it, I just didn’t talk about it, and I wouldn’t talk about it. It was something that was so negative, the
idea of being sent away, and the idea of not being American, that idea that the government
felt toward the Japanese Americans, I didn’t want to talk about it, so I didn’t, I just
kept quiet. And I’d say, it wasn’t so bad, and that was
it, I would not talk about it. It’s hard.

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