BARBARA TAKEI (co-author of Tule Lake Revisited), a freelance writer focusing on civil rights topics, graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C. During the 1980s, she and spouse, Yoshinori “Toso” Himei and their son Carl took family trips to visit internment camp sites at Tule Lake and Manzanar in California, and Rohwer and Jerome in Arkansas that led to an interest in developing a guide. Her mother, Bette (Sakaye Sato) Takei, and her family were interned at Tule Lake and Amache while her father spent the war years in Europe with the 522nd field artillery battalion that liberated Dachau.

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