The Buddha in the Attic - Traitors Summary & Analysis

Julie Otsuka
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The second day of the war, the Japanese began hearing rumors of a list. The people whose names were on this list were in danger of being arrested and carried away. At first the Japanese stayed inside and hid. In December, they began going outside to work again. They gathered in the evenings to share any news they had heard. One woman went so far as to pack a bag for her husband in case he was arrested.

What they knew about the list of people wanted for arrest was varied and contradictory. They began getting letters telling them their husbands were next to be arrested. They were threatened and their things damaged. The Americans began to treat them differently. Longtime customers stopped buying from them. Business people refused to sell to them. They realized they had suddenly become the enemy.

Newspaper stories accused...

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