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Where Immigrants Once Mingled

"Everyone was in this together."

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/where_immigrants_once_mingled_20020906

After World War II, when Japanese Americans were sent home from internment camps in Wyoming and Arizona, many found their lives had changed in untold ways. For Kenji Tanaguchi, his return to Boyle Heights -- an immigrant community east of the Los Angeles River -- was colored by what was no longer there: his family had returned to Japan, and he was left to fend for himself.

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