|"My family and I are taking pictures of the camp..."|
|The Japanese Americans played sports like baseball and basketball while living in the camps. In the Internment Camp, Jerome, they made one baseball team from Hawaii and one from the mainland.|
|People also wrote letters to family members, friends and teachers. A California librarian name Miss Breed wrote letters to people she knew who were in the internment camps. The people whom she communicated with would make lists of things that they wanted her to buy and enclose the money for their purchases.|
|Japanese Americans brought cameras with them and they took pictures of what the camp(s) looked like. They took photos of the barracks they lived in, the mess hall, their neighborhood, and also different things that they would not see at their home. If you were from Hawaii a picture of a snake would be good since snakes aren't allowed in Hawaii. Or snow would also be something neat. They also took pictures of family members, friends, and sports teams.|
|There were canteen stores and catalogs in the camps. With the money that the people made from their jobs they would buy soap and other necessary products for their homes. Some of the catalogs were from Sears and Montgomery Ward.
These were things that the Japanese Americans could do while they were in the camps.
Interview- Mrs. Hara
Manzanar by- Armor, John and Peter Wright