WRA resettlement image

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Kaneko Collection

Original WRA caption: When Mrs. Masumi Kaneko goes shopping, she likes to take her young 2-1/2-year-old son, Wayne, to the store with her. Here Mrs. Kaneko, comfortably dressed in a sport coat and slacks, is leaving her Milwaukee home to visit the nearby shopping center. The Kanekos live at 4301 with another Nisei family, Mr. and Mrs. George Isoda, who also have a 2-1/2-year-old son. These two families have integrated into the neighborhood life and report they have many friends in the neighborhood block. Beginning in summer 1942, the War Relocation Authority (WRA) began to release incarcerees and encouraged them to resettle in areas of the United States other than the West Coast.



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Courtesy of the Kaneko Family Collection, photo by the War Relocation Authority

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