KAORU ATAGI: Case File
Kaoru (in glasses) and his family live on a farm in the interior of British Columbia as they wait out internment.
A watchman reports that the Atagi home
in Steveston has been “broken into and pilfered.”
April 17, 1943
Unaware, Kaoru Atagi requests a shipment of
belongings from a secret compartment in his home.
May 19, 1943
Officials search his property.
January 2, 1945
Kaoru protests losses.
August 15, 1947
An official tells Kaoru that only a “superhuman effort”
could have protected his property.
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada RG33-69, RG117-C-3