Poston (Colorado River)

Concentration Camp

Location: Parker, Arizona

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Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-10-10)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-10-10)
Feelings of camp residents: discouragement, bitterness, but also memories of fun activities

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
Thoughts on the registration period in camp; brother volunteered for military, killed in Italy at age nineteen

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
Recollections of Poston concentration camp, Arizona: heat, sand, and bad food

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily ...

Kitako Izumizaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1015-3-18)
vh Kitako Izumizaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1015-3-18)
Returning to Poston to have child while husband served overseas in military
Tom I. Mine Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1015-4-22)
vh Tom I. Mine Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1015-4-22)
Observing the impact of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"
Fred Oda Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1015-9-19)
vh Fred Oda Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1015-9-19)
Moving to the Poston concentration camp; coping with difficult conditions
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 8 (January 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-218)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 8 (January 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-218)
Selected article titles: "Committee Meets to Discuss Camouflage Net Work Plans" (p. 1), "Workers Urged to Save Paper" (p. 1), "Music Appreciation Course Planned" (p. 3), "Community Congress Hears Final Report of Activities at Recent Session" (p. 4).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VIII No. 4 (December 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-180)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VIII No. 4 (December 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-180)
Selected article titles: "Families May Join Interned Relatives" (p. 1), "Candy Will Not Be Sold to the General Public" (p. 1), "Evacuee on 'Outside' Employment May File for Unemployment Insurance" (p. 1), "Qualified Evacuees May Replace Caucasian Personnel" (p. 4), "Chimneys and Elbows for Heating Stoves to Arrive Soon" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 3 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-601)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 3 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-601)
Selected article titles: "Pfc. Jou Okitsu Reported German Prisoner of War" (p. 1), "Men from Life Mag, Acme Pix, LA News, Visit" (p. 1), "Secretary Ickes Issues Statement to Residents" (p. 1), "Justice Dept. May Take Over Tule Lake" (p. 2), "Mad Dog Rumors Found to be Without Basis" (p. 3).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 20 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-498)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 20 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-498)
Selected article titles: "Relocation Can Serve Families" (p. 1), "Restrictions Relaxed for Families of To-Be-Inductees" (p. 1), "Editorial: Relocation Hindrance" (p. 2).
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 25 (June 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-25)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 25 (June 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-25)
Selected article titles: "Federal Reserve Bank Hits Rumors About Asset Seizures. Flat Denial is Given by Bank to Property Appropriation Talk" (p. 1), "Third Baby Born! It's a Boy at the Home of Riverside's Kazuo Muramoto" (p. 1), "Police and Fire Depts." (p. 1), "Outdoor Amphitheater" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 27 (July 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-655)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 27 (July 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-655)
Selected article titles: "Poston Closes by December 1. Central Utah, Minidoka, November 1; Heart Mountain, Gila, November 15; Manzanar, December 1; Rohwer Dec. 15" (p. 1), "10 Returned to Hawaii" (p. 2), "Judge Says Issei Have No Right to Lease" (p. 2), "Evacuee Makes Cockroach Powder in New Orleans" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 13 (November 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-430)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 13 (November 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-430)
Selected article titles: "Two Centers to Close Next Year. Poston Now One of Two Centers, Head" (p. 1), "20 Divorces Granted in Center" (p. 1), "Two Parolees Arrived Friday" (p. 1), "Editorial: Voice of an Issei: Do Your Share:" (p. 2), "Rep. Eberharter Defends Nisei" (p. 2), "Stray Bullet Hits Resident" (p. 3), "Prankster Set Fire ...
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VI No. 21 (October 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-146)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VI No. 21 (October 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-146)
Selected article titles: "The Cotton Picking Season Has Really Arrived" (p. 1), "'Leave Your Chairs in Class,' Education Head Suggests" (p. 4), "Emergency Water Schedule Released Until Pump Parts Are Available" (p. 5), "Wanted: Typewriters. On Rental Basis for Poston Schools and Offices" (p. 8).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 3 (August 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-541)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 3 (August 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-541)
Selected article titles: "Selective Service Stop-List Removed. Boys May Relocate" (p. 1), "Information About Soldiers Requested" (p. 1), "New Procedure for Transfer" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 30 (March 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-263)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 30 (March 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-263)
Selected article titles: "Manpower Commission Proposed. Unit I Labor Relations Board Cites Need for Central Control" (p. 1), "Tojo Volunteers for Army" (p. 1), "Poston Third in Center Enlistments. Citizens May Still Volunteer" (p. 1), "Permits to Phoenix, Gila on Quota Basis, Announced" (p. 2), "Poston Nisei Dumber?" (p. 3), "Loafing in Parker" (p. 4), "Residents ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 10 (February 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-608)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 10 (February 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-608)
Selected article titles: "Most West Coast Returnees Report Favorable Reception. WRA Expects Real Test of Sentiment to Come in Spring" (p. 1), "East-South Restrictions Will be Rescinded" (p. 1), "Contraband Will be Returned to Citizens" (p. 1), "Chronicle Will be Issued Twice a Week" (p. 1).
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