Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here is Dad's first posting (a post card) from Elkton, Oregon. He arrived there on the 22nd of December 1942 and will stay almost 3 years, leaving around October of 1945. I think as I have read these letters that a big part of his life is shaped in these three years and because of his choices and changes our family's life was shaped as well. The community that was created in the CPS camps during WWII was a unique community that impacted progressives and pacifist organizations and religious communities throughout the country. It is a fascinating and rarely told story of US history.