Journey to Topaz Themes

Yoshiko Uchida
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Freedom

Yuki and her family are living in the United States. She and her brother Ken are citizens of the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Sakane are prohibited by law from becoming citizens, even though they have lived half of their lives in the United States and are productive members of society. Like hundreds of thousands of other Japanese Americans, the Sakane family enjoys the freedom and liberty offered by their home. Then, after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that freedom is stripped away. Mr. Sakane, though he has done nothing wrong and will never be charged with a crime, is arrested and imprisoned for many months. The remainder of the Sakane family is forcibly evacuated and interned in terrible living conditions for many months. The family suffers considerable material loss, having to sell all their belongings for whatever they can obtain, losing their home and...

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