JUDY TACHIBANA (co-author of Tule Lake Revisited) previously reported for the Metro section of The Sacramento Bee. Her mother, Elsie (Kondo) Tachibana, and her family were interned at Tule Lake and later Minidoka. Her father’s family spent the war years at Manzanar. Two of his siblings -- Kiyoshi Tachibana and Shigeko (Tachibana) Taketomo -- were incarcerated in Tule Lake after segregation. In addition to visiting the two California internment camps in the early 1970s, the former Torrance Unified School District math teacher has driven to the remains at Topaz, Utah and Minidoka, Idaho.
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