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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Helen Ely Brill</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">September 24 1914</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">April 14 2003</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Cedar Rapids, Iowa</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Helen Ely;\nLastName:Brill;\nDisplayName:Helen Ely Brill;\nBirthDate:1914-09-24;\nDeathDate:2003-04-14;\nBirthLocation:Cedar Rapids, Iowa;\nGender:Female;\nEthnicity:White;\nGenerationIdentifier:;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:Quaker;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Educator and activist. Helen Ely (1914–2003) turned down a tenured teaching position to go to <a href=\"/wiki/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">Manzanar</a>, where she taught for two years. Ely was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a prominent local family and attended Scripps College in California, graduating in 1936, and continuing on to get a master's degree and teaching credential. She landed her first teaching job in Compton, a community south of Los Angeles, where she first became acquainted with Japanese Americans, who made up a substantial portion of the student body. Arriving in Manzanar in August 1942, she taught high school there for two years and also advised students and worked to send as many as possible to college. She left Manzanar in 1945 to work for the <a href=\"/wiki/American_Friends_Service_Committee\" title=\"American Friends Service Committee\">American Friends Service Committee</a> in Los Angeles, working at the <a href=\"/wiki/Evergreen_Hostel\" title=\"Evergreen Hostel\">Evergreen Hostel</a> in Boyle Heights, where she helped <a href=\"/wiki/Return_to_West_Coast\" title=\"Return to West Coast\">returning Japanese Americans</a> with housing and employment. With new husband Bob Brill, she moved to the East Coast and taught high school, raised two daughters and remained active with the Society of Friends.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Gordon, Jane. \"When America Imprisoned the Innocent.\" <i>Hartford Courant</i>, Dec. 9, 1996, E1.\n</p><p>\"Helen Ely Brill: Japanese American Internment World War II.\" Oral History Interview #406, 8/17/91. Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1991.\n</p><p>Obituary, <i>Hartford Courant</i>, Apr. 19, 2003, B6.\n</p><p>Siegel, Shizue. <i>In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment</i>. San Mateo, CA: AACP, Inc., 2006.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.040 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.043 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 115/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 742/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1782/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 253/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2447-0!*!0!*!*!*!* and timestamp 20170309214425 and revision id 19974\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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