Farewell to Manzanar

Brooke Howard 7A


Jeanne Wakatsuki is born

September 26, 1934

She is the youngest of nine children. She was born in Inglewood, California.

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

After this, the U.S. did not trust any Japenese Americans.

In Manzanar

March 21, 1942 - December 1, 1945

She and her whole family were forced to move to the Manzanar internment camp.

Woody Goes to Ka-ke

April, 1946

Ka-ke is near Hiroshima. It is where Jeanne's family in Japan lives.

The Family Moves to Santa Clara Valley


Jeanne's dad becomes a strawberry farmer.

Jeanne Begins to Talk about Her Experiences


She met a white photographer from the camp who she talked to.

Jeanne visits Manzanar

April, 1972

She goes with her husband and two kids.

Time in Manzanar

Arrived at Manzanar

March 21, 1942

She was only seven years old when she went to Manzanar.

The December Riot

December 5, 1942

Fred Tayama, a leader of the Japanese American Citizens League, was attacked.

Change of Barracks


The new barracks were nicer.

Woody Is Drafted into the Military

August, 1944

Woody is Jeanne's second-oldest brother.

Schools Close

June 1945

The final yearbook was called Valediction 1945.

Left Manzanar

December 1, 1945

She was eleven when she left the camp.