Minidoka

Concentration Camp

Location: Hunt, Idaho

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The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the weekly newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, outside the paper's office. The Minidoka Irrigator, a weekly paper, ran from September 10, 1942, through July 28, 1945, and contained news about the camp and of the war when Nisei began enlisting. Japanese Americans with a background in journalism worked ...
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-4)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-4)
People of various ages worked on the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp. Issei were in charge of writing the Japanese section of the newspaper, for those who did not understand English. The Nisei concentrated on stories in English. Front (left to right): Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, and Mitsu Yasuda. Middle: Miyuki Inouye ...
Lilly Kodama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1001-19-8)
vh Lilly Kodama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1001-19-8)
Parents' disagreement over answers to the so-called "loyalty questions"
Isao Yamashita Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1001-26-6)
vh Isao Yamashita Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1001-26-6)
Signing the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1001-14-11)
vh Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1001-14-11)
Recreational activities in camp: swimming, movies, birthday parties
Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-2-9)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-2-9)
Helping to set up a rationing office in camp

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 ...

Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-2-8)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-2-8)
Working for a ditch repair crew in Minidoka

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 focusing ...

Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-2-7)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-2-7)
Memories of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: two instances of "escaping" from camp

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 ...

Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1014-18-10)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1014-18-10)
First impressions of Minidoka

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1014-18-12)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1014-18-12)
Medical care in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Don Maeda Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-15-8)
vh Don Maeda Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-15-8)
First impressions of camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Japanese Americans in front of barrack (ddr-densho-106-8)
img Japanese Americans in front of barrack (ddr-densho-106-8)
Near family barracks. (L to R): Father Mototsugu, Paul, Grandfather, Claude, Mr. Hachiya, Junior.
Mother and daughter in front of barracks (ddr-densho-118-11)
img Mother and daughter in front of barracks (ddr-densho-118-11)
Mitsuye May Yamada and mother Hide in front of their barracks in Block 9, Apartment C.
Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-118-12)
img Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-118-12)
In this photograph, the school crossing guards are in the front row. Joe Yasutake is in the front row, eleventh from right, wearing a striped shirt.
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 4 (March 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-131)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 4 (March 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-131)
Selected article titles: "Two Issei Men in Chicago Killed in Fall, Robbery" (p. 1), "Relocatees Cautioned of Baggage Care" (p. 1), "WRA Releases Report On War Casualties" (p. 1), "Project Quarterly Census Will be Taken Thursday" (p. 1), "Judge Refuses to Dismiss Nisei Case" (p. 1), "Expulsion of Japanese Topic of Oregon Paper" (p. 2), "Test ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 47 (January 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-72)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 47 (January 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-72)
Selected article titles: "Hunt Has Hot Water As Boilermen Return: 5-Point Recommendation Acceptable To Director, Maintenance Workers" (p. 1), "Calif. Ag. Board Favors Post-War Evacuee Return" (p. 1), "Former Hunt Nisei Center of City Council Controversy in Wichita" (p. 1), "Five Nisei Girls Glad to Serve in WAC" (p. 1), "Soldier Writes White Hopes of Victory ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 3 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-80)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 3 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-80)
Selected article titles: "Project Council Takes Up Many Community Problems. Commission at First Meeting last Friday Eight Candidates Nominated for Judicial" (p. 1), "War Dept. Clarifies Army Policy In Replay to Petition by Mothers" (p. 1), ";Puka Puka; Boys of 100th Battalion Prove Worth Under Fire in Italy" (p. 1), "Removal of Nisei From Camp Grant ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 8 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-7)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 8 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-7)
Selected article titles: "City Planners to Meet With Dillon Myer" (p. 1), "September Pay Delayed Here" (p. 1), "3-Day Conference to Open on Farm Self-Subsistence" (p. 1), "Dr. Neher Goes to Arkansas" (p. 1), "Fire Force Seeks Women for Wardens" (p. 1), "Hunt Needs 125 Tons Coal Daily" (p. 1), "Editorial: This Must Be Our Goal ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 16 (June 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-91)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 16 (June 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-91)
Selected article titles: "Farm Report Made for May. 379 1/2 Acres of Row Crops Planted Last Month; 6000 Chicks Purchased" (p. 1), "Alien Registration Official to Arrive" (p. 1), "Leave Regulations Effective June 1" (p. 1), "Fifteen to Arrive From Jerome, Ark." (p. 1), "Tule Segregees Unwanted by Japanese Gov't" (p. 1), "Two Parolees ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
Selected article titles: "21 Candidates Run on August 7 Ballots" (p. 1), "Four More Men Killed in Italy" (p. 1), "Injunction Case Moved to Federal Court on July 21" (p. 1), "Center-Wide Memorial Service Slated Aug. 11" (p. 1), "Property Damage Warning Issued" (p. 1), "Tule Certificates of Indebtedness to be Redeemed" (p. 1), "Seattle WRA ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 22 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-148)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 22 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-148)
Selected article titles: "Four Dining Hall Closures Announced" (p. 1), "Relocatees Assistance Asked by D.S. Myer" (p. 1), "Irrigator Pays Tribute to Hunt Men Killed in Action" (p. 1), "The Last Chapter" (p. 2), "We Come to the End -- Looking to the Future" (p. 4).
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 1 (February 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-172)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 1 (February 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-172)
Selected article titles: "Plans Pushed to Establish Red Cross Chapter Here. Membership Fund Drive Proposed" (p. 1), "New Irrigator Means Progress" (p. 1), "Army Recruiting Team to Leave Early Next Week" (p. 1), "177 Former Bainbridge People Here" (p. 1), "Registration of Residents Completed in Center. Almost 7,000 Over 17 Years of Age Interviewed During ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 7 (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-6)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 7 (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-6)
Selected article titles: "Three-Point Program For Labor Cited" (p. 1), "Myer, National W.R.A. Head Due Here Monday for Visit" (p. 1), "7 Man Planning Board Picked Okajima Polls Highest Vote" (p. 1), "Two Voted in Labor Board" (p. 1), "Ten Leave for Domestic Jobs" (p. 1), "Editorial: 'Whose Fault Was It?'" (p. 2), "Family ...
Minidoka Irrigator Special Edition (February 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-170)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Special Edition (February 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-170)
Selected article titles: "Extend Army Policy! Non-Citizens May Volunteer Now" (p. 1), "Special Form Available for Technical Men" (p. 1), "Combat Unit Formation Hit" (p. 1), "Printed Irrigator May be Sent Out for 5 Cents a Copy" (p. 1), "Magic Valley J.A.C.L. Chapter Plans Pushed" (p. 3), "Army Move Lauded. Nation's Press ...
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