Get free help preparing your taxes from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Find a location


Military and Veterans Discount


AARP Games - Play Now!
AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy


You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation

Contests and

AARP’s Superstar
2015 Contest

Sing for a chance to win $5,000! Enter AARP’s Superstar 2015 Contest!
See official rules.

AARP Auto Buying Program



Return to Heart Mountain

Japanese-Americans interned during World War II tell their stories

Kathy Saito Yuille, 68

— Photo by Kevin Miyazaki

Kathy Saito Yuille, 68

How old were you when you arrived at the camp?
I was born in the camp.

How long were you there?

I was there for 2 years.

What is your strongest memory from the camp?

I was too young to have memories.

What did you do after you were released from the camp?

My parents returned to San Francisco.


How do you feel about Heart Mountain and that time in your life?

My parents hardly ever spoke of their experience at Heart Mountain as I was growing up. They chose to look forward instead of looking back. Perhaps it was too painful and there was no point in talking about it if it didn't help them improve their situation after the war. It was actually my daughter when she was in middle school who started prodding me about the incarceration experience as it related to my parents and children. She wanted to learn more.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Members save on first-year membership fees to  AARP® Roadside Assistance from Allstate.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.