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Life in Topaz Japanese Internment Camp: Mary Murakami inspires with survival story

Junior Gerald Fattah talks to Mary Murakami after her session.

by Emily Webb, Managing Editor

May 1, 2019

For most teenagers, age 14 is a time spent adjusting to the trials and newness of high school. Mary Murakami, a Japanese-American in the 1940’s, had a different experience. At just 14 years old, she and her family were transported to Topaz Internment Camp in Utah. For history students, the Japanese internmen...

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