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Welcome Home! (short story)

Creators: Len Zinberg


Short story that contrasts the reception of two returning soldiers to their homes after serving overseas. Two soldiers meet on a train and talk about what they look forward to upon returning home. The first, presumably white, gets off the train to a warm welcome by parents, a girlfriend and the family pet. The second, a Japanese American has no one waiting for him, since his family is still incarcerated in an Arizona concentration camp. He is ignored or greeted coldly by the locals in his hometown and when he gets to his family home, finds that it has been vandalized and painted with racist epithets. Authored by Sgt. Len Zinberg, Welcome Home! was first published in Yank , a weekly magazine published by the U.S. Army and reprinted in the Pacific Citizen in 1945.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Case History " by Bradford Smith; " Nakamura Comes Home " by Henry H. Hayden; " Homecoming " by Toshio Mori

Media Details
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Author Len Zinberg
Publication Date 1945
Website http://ddr.densho.org/media/ddr-pc-17/ddr-pc-17-41-master-04bc1bdd10-a.jpg
For More Information

For More Information

Zinberg, Len. " Welcome Home! " Pacific Citizen, Oct. 13, 1945, 5.