Journey to Topaz - Chapter 5, Inside the Barbed Wire Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 5, Inside the Barbed Wire Summary

Mrs. Sakane spends the last night before the evacuation cleaning and sweeping the rented house she has lived in for many years. Yuki feels that cleaning the house they are leaving is foolish, but Mrs. Sakane insists it be left tidy. The Sakane family eats dinner at a non-Japanese neighbor's house.

In the morning, the neighbor drives the Sakane family to the Civil Control Station in San Francisco. Inside, the station is extremely chaotic and disorganized. The Sakane family's belongings are tagged with their identification tags and loaded onto huge trucks with hundreds of other family's belongings. The many people then board busses and are bussed to the Tanforan Assembly Center. Tanforan is a converted racetrack being used to incarcerate Japanese Americans. Tanforan is approximately a hundred acres in size and is surrounded by wire...

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