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Shichitaro Odagaki: Refusal

Shichitaro Odagaki lived on Vancouver Island with his wife and four children. He lived near the lumber mill where he worked. His family owned a three-room home, raised chickens, and gardened.

Shichitaro and his family were removed from the coast in 1942. They were uprooted to an internment camp in the Slocan Valley.

In late 1944, the Office of the Custodian notified Shichitaro that his property had been sold. He immediately replied in protest.

Library and Archives Canada, RG33-69, RG117-A-1, RG117-C-3

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