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Japanese American Internees 70 years after Executive Order 9066

Satsuki Ina, 72, was born at the Tule Lake segregation center in Tule Lake, Calif. She stands in the jail cell where her father, Itaru, was held before he was sent to a Department of Justice Internment camp for enemy aliens in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Satsuki Ina's American born parents were interned first at Topaz internment camp and then the Tule Lake Segregation Camp after both answered no and no to the loyalty question No. 27 and No. 28 that many Japanese Americans considered tricks that could leave people stateless.

Ina is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and a retired professor from Sacramento State. She produced two documentaries on the Japanese American experience during WWII and won a Northern California Emmy for the documentary, "From a Silk Cocoon."

Photographed on July 1, 2006 in Tule Lake, California.

Paul Kitagaki Jr © COPYRIGHT 2012 Internment Project

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Taken on March 30, 2012