Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
doc University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942. mailed to graduate at Tule Lake
Incarceree performing in camp parade (ddr-densho-2-23)
img Incarceree performing in camp parade (ddr-densho-2-23)
Patsy Yorita performing a flag salute at the Tule Lake concentration camp at the Independence Day parade.
Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-1)
img Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-1)
Jimi Yamaichi (right) pointing out something to Stan Shikuma at the former site of the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-3)
img Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-3)
Pilgrimage attendees barracks located on the property of a local farmer. Castle Rock is in the background.
Stockade wood-burning stove (ddr-densho-11-8)
img Stockade wood-burning stove (ddr-densho-11-8)
In 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp became a segregation center. A stockade was built to detain those who were considered security risks by the WRA. This wood-burning stove was used to help heat the stockade.
Alien's leave permit (ddr-densho-25-34)
doc Alien's leave permit (ddr-densho-25-34)
In April 1943, Matahichi Iseri and his family were granted permits to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp to go to Weiser, Idaho, as part of the seasonal work leave program. Because he was an Issei, Matahichi Iseri had to apply for a special permit.
Concentration camp postwar (ddr-densho-28-16)
img Concentration camp postwar (ddr-densho-28-16)
Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Exterior of barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-4)
img Exterior of barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-4)
These barracks are now on the property of a Tule Lake farmer. A rock formation that the Japanese Americans called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, camp inmates could climb to the top of the formation.
Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-35-17)
img Former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California (ddr-densho-35-17)
Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake concentration camp called this natural formation "Abalone Hill" because of its shape. Abalone Hill and Castle Rock are two major formations near the camp area.
Artifacts (ddr-densho-35-22)
img Artifacts (ddr-densho-35-22)
The Tule Lake Museum is located on the local fairgrounds and contains a display of artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The large searchlight is from a camp guard tower. Coal-burning stoves such as this one, presumably from barracks apartment, were the main source of heat for the Japanese Americans. To the left of the ...
Interior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-16)
img Interior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-16)
These barracks are one of two owned by a local farmer. The interior appears to have been untouched since World War II.
Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-6)
img Exterior of barracks (ddr-densho-35-6)
Local farmers now own a few barracks from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The buildings are used for storage, have been made into homes and garages, or are abandoned, like this one. The exterior of the barracks have remained almost untouched since World War II.
Guard tower searchlight (ddr-densho-35-26)
img Guard tower searchlight (ddr-densho-35-26)
The Tule Lake Museum, located on the town's fairgrounds, displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. Shown here is a searchlight from a guard tower.
Segregants' departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-192)
img Segregants' departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-192)
Original WRA caption: Trouble-makers among 400 alien enemies sent to Santa Fe Internment camp 6-24-45, inside project jail.
Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
img Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers unload coal at Staley Junction, which is the rail head for this center. This coal is used by the residents during the extreamely [sic] cold winters which northern California offers.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-293)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-293)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came ...
Japanese American departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-162)
img Japanese American departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-162)
Original WRA caption: From all over the colony they stream to the processing office for this is Tule's last day of existence. Department of Justice has scheduled a special train which carried approximately 450 to internment camp at Crystal City, Tex. Less than 100 including families of renunciants who had not yet been reprieved were to ...
Aerial view of Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-422)
img Aerial view of Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-422)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake, California. A panoramic view showing site of Tule Lake War Relocation Authority Center.
Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-290)
img Japanese Americans relocating to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-290)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came ...
Bank and newsstand (ddr-densho-37-361)
img Bank and newsstand (ddr-densho-37-361)
Original WRA caption: A view of the bank and newsstand at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. The bank is open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.
Hokoku Seinen Dan leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-182)
img Hokoku Seinen Dan leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-182)
Original WRA caption: Hokoku and sympathizers gather at Gate 1 March 4, 1945 to witness departure of 125 Hokoku for Internment Camp at Santa Fe, N.M.
Japanese American and handmade cabinet (ddr-densho-37-357)
img Japanese American and handmade cabinet (ddr-densho-37-357)
Original caption: Shinkichi Kiyono, 56, evacuee from Longview, Washington, exhibits the cabinet which won him first prize (a carpenter's plane) in a furniture building contest. All pieces of furniture were made from scrap lumber.
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