Minidoka

Concentration Camp

Location: Hunt, Idaho

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Nisei soldier and the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-1)
img Nisei soldier and the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-1)
T-Sergeant Ben Kuroki (center front), a famous Nisei war hero, poses with the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the Minidoka concentration camp newspaper. Front (left to right): Mitsu Yasuda, Cherry Tanaka, Ben Kuroki, Kimi Tambara, and Kerry Soejima. Middle: Mitsuko Miyoshi, unidentified, Sachi Yasui, Miye Takatsuka, Masako Tsujikawa, and Watson Asaba. Back: Johnny Okamoto, Peter Ohtaki ...
Tomiko Hayashida Egashira Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1001-24-7)
vh Tomiko Hayashida Egashira Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1001-24-7)
Transferring from Manzanar to Minidoka; comparing the two camps

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Tadashi Sakuma Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-34-5)
vh Tadashi Sakuma Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-34-5)
Transferring to Minidoka

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Iku Amatatsu Watanabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1001-36-8)
vh Iku Amatatsu Watanabe Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1001-36-8)
Transferring from Manzanar to Minidoka

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Don Maeda Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1014-15-10)
vh Don Maeda Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1014-15-10)
Temporarily leaving camp to do farm work

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Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-18-11)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-18-11)
Attending school in camp

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Don Maeda Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1014-15-7)
vh Don Maeda Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1014-15-7)
The journey by train to Minidoka

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Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
doc Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to the War Relocation Authority. The letter is in regards to camp inmate Ruby Inouye's request for indefinite educational leave.
Sunday School class (ddr-densho-106-9)
img Sunday School class (ddr-densho-106-9)
Betty Morita Shibayama is in the back row, sixth from the right.
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 20 (July 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-147)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 20 (July 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-147)
Selected article titles: "Tenney Evidence False R.B. Cozzens Charges" (p. 1), "Nisei in Army Number 20,000 Reports WRA" (p. 1), "Irrigator Folds" (p. 1), "Former Evacuee Commits Suicide" (p. 1), "ACLU Posts $1,000 For Anti-Japanese Acts of Terrorism" (p. 1), "Nisei Citizenship Doubted in Army" (p. 1), "Issei Prohibited to Lease Property" (p ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 13 (May 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-88)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 13 (May 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-88)
Selected article titles: "Residents Repair Damage to Canal. 1,800 Ft. of Sagebrush Rip-rap Destroyed by Fire Sunday Night" (p. 1), "Family Interviews Now Being Conducted Here" (p. 1), "73 Percent of Nisei in U.S. Never in Japan" (p. 1), "Reservists Must Notify of Moving" (p. 1), "Seattle Property Must Be Moved" (p. 1), "Americanization ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 38 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-63)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 38 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-63)
Selected article titles: "National War Fund Drive Begins in Hunt" (p. 1), "More Eligible for Assistance Grants" (p. 1), "Blk. 23 Witnesses Early Morning Fire" (p. 1), "Inter-racial Farm Set Up in Spokane" (p. 1), "Nisei Relocated in Rochester Find Warmth and Fresh Promise" (p. 1), "Director Best Gives Story on Tule Lake Disturbance. Segregation Center ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 52 (February 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-127)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 52 (February 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-127)
Selected article titles: "Recruiting Underway for Ordnance Work at Sioux" (p. 1), "Myer Opposes Housing PW's in WRA Centers" (p. 1), "Two Draft Evaders Sentenced in Boise" (p. 1), "Indef. Leave Procedure Clarified" (p. 1), "Group Ask Expulsion of U.S. Japanese" (p. 2).
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-98)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-98)
Selected article titles: "Five Councilmen Re-Elected for Second Term" (p. 1), "King George Chats With Nisei Soldiers" (p. 1), "Crystal City Bound" (p. 1), "DeWitt Assigned to Secret Post" (p. 1), "We Point With Pride: Sakuma Family Boasts Six Blue Stars in Service Flag" (p. 1), "Gloves, Aprons Turned Out by Sewing Project" (p. 3).
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 27 (August 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-100)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 27 (August 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-100)
Selected article titles: "13 McClellan Men Become Rifle Experts. Camp Savage Soldiers Taking Basic Work in Alabama" (p. 1), "Roosevelt Gives Citation to Famed 100th Battalion" (p. 1), "R. C. Receives Resuscitator" (p. 1), "Evacuees With Urgent Property Business, Call Cox" (p. 1), "Notify Home-town Papers About Soldier Casualties" (p. 1), "Goodbye and Good Luck Department ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 17 (June 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-92)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 17 (June 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-92)
Selected article titles: "Post Office Gives Dates on Overseas Christmas Mailing" (p. 1), "New York District Relocation Office Staff, Expands" (p. 1), "ASTRP Now Open to Nisei Candidates" (p. 1), "New Gate Procedure Now Put Into Effect. Day Pass to be Turned in to Clerk for Blue Badge Before Leaving Center, Rose States. System to Speed ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 13 (October 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-12)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 13 (October 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-12)
Selected article titles: "Jerome to Deal With Felonies" (p. 1), "Residents May Send For Privately-Stored Goods" (p. 1), "Qualifications Defined for Work Leaves" (p. 1), "2285 Workers Out on Farms" (p. 1), "Editorial: Coal Crew Heroes" (p. 2), "Bus Line Starts Operating: 20 Round Trips Slated Daily" (p. 2), "Hunt to Have Sewerage of Latest Type ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 45 (January 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-122)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 45 (January 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-122)
Selected article titles: "First to Return Under New Rule" (p. 1), "3,817,311 Pounds Vegetables Grown on Project in 1944" (p. 1), "Friends Committee Will Assist Evacuee Return" (p. 1), "Gate Control Soon to Be On 24-Hour Basis" (p. 1), "Federal Positions Available to Eligible Evacuees" (p. 1), "Oregon Post Bars Japanese, Negroes" (p. 1 ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 14 (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-13)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 14 (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-13)
Selected article titles: "Barbed Wire Seen for Community" (p. 1), "Four Soldiers Visit Hunt" (p. 1), "N.M. Internee Arrives Here" (p. 1), "Army Intelligence Calls Sansei, Kibei" (p. 1), "Hirabayashi, Convicted, Asks for Longer Sentence Term" (p. 1), "Green Stamps Replace Cash Register Receipts" (p. 2), "National YWCA Leader Here for Conference Next Week" (p ...
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 8 (April 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-135)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 8 (April 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-135)
Selected article titles: "Meeting Held in Seattle on Coast Evacuee Return" (p. 1), "Draft Card Classifications Clarified by WRA Office" (p. 1), "Regulations About Relocatees' Cars Issued by H. Mann" (p. 1), "Hunt Pays Homage in Memory of Roosevelt" (p. 1), "Hughey Releases Alien Leave Ruling" (p. 1), "Citizens' Committee Set Up in Portland for Returnees ...
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