Manzanar Daze and Cold Nights

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Xlibris Corporation, May 21, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 133 pages
I was twenty-two years of age when I was incarcerated in Manzanar Concentration Camp in April 1942 from West Los Angeles, California. The majority of the Japanese-American Niseis who were also stuck in Manzanar Camp were younger in age, so my memory of camp life may differ somewhat from what they remember. I had a few years of hard labor under my belt and also experienced a few cases of discrimination along the way before incarceration. Everybody experiences life in different ways, some good, some bad. My life in Camp was just another story.

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Mack Mayeda was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up on strawberry farms in various areas of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He graduated from Excelsior High School and then went to Japan to continue his studies while Japan was at war with China. He was able to return to the United States before World War II was declared, only to be incarcerated at the concentration camp at Manzanar from 1942 to 1945 because of his Japanese ancestry. All who were incarcerated were uniquely affected. This book is a compilation of his experiences and memories of the life he had behind the barbed wire fences at Manzanar.

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