external image cumeda_pic.jpgIn May of 1942, at the age of 4, Christine Umeda was sent with her family to Arbogo Assembly Center, near Beal Air Force Base (Marysville, California). Her family was then sent to Tule Lake internment camp. The following year they were transferred to Heart Mountain, where they spent the rest of the internment years. When they were released, the family returned to the Sacramento area. She graduated from C.K. McClathchy High School, and then went on to Sacramento State University in Sacaramento, where she gradudated with a B.A. in Social Work. Christine married Stanley Umeda, who also spent part of his childhood in an internment camp in Jerome, Arkansas. Christine continues to give presentations to students and teachers about the experiences of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

To learn more about Christine's story, visit her interview on the Time of Remembrance website.