Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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doc "Minidoka Project War Relocation Authority Transferees and New Colonists" (ddr-densho-291-26)
List of people transferred from various other camps to Minidoka concentration camp.
Woman en route to the shower (ddr-densho-2-7)
img Woman en route to the shower (ddr-densho-2-7)
Kadju Nishimura of Block 26 is on her way to take a shower. Note the Japanese clogs, called geta, that she is wearing. Geta enabled her to keep her feet clean while she walked through the dirt and mud.
Japanese American in a camp truck (ddr-densho-2-43)
img Japanese American in a camp truck (ddr-densho-2-43)
Peggie Yorita sits in a truck used at the Minidoka concentration camp. Peggie Bain believes that the trucks and farming equipment shown in this photo were being readied for sale since the camp was about to close.
Minidoka camp queen and her court (ddr-densho-2-34)
img Minidoka camp queen and her court (ddr-densho-2-34)
Minidoka concentration camp queen and her court. Left to right: Unidentified, Aiko Heyamoto, Grace Kawata, unidentified, and Ann Nakamura.
Sweetheart Beauty Pageant winners (ddr-densho-10-5)
img Sweetheart Beauty Pageant winners (ddr-densho-10-5)
Finalists in the Minidoka concentration camp Sweetheart Beauty Pageant surround the winner. Left to right: Barbara Kurimura, Pauline Tamiyasu, Chizuko Hayashi, Kimi Takatsuka, Noble Kodama, Pearl Hirata, and Fumi Kinoshita. The Sweetheart Beauty Pageant began in the winter of 1943. The contest was designed to lighten the mood of the camp. Each block, or camp division ...
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-2)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-2)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, is shown in the paper's office. Far right (left to right): Takako Matsumoto (left) and Elsie Sata. Front (left to right): unidentified, Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, John Kanda, Miyuki Inouye, and Sachi Yasui. Back: Mitsuko Miyoshi, Harry Nakata, Watson Asaba, unidentified, unidentified ...
Japanese American shoveling coal into a heater (ddr-densho-15-72)
img Japanese American shoveling coal into a heater (ddr-densho-15-72)
Camp inmate shoveling coal into the block's central heater, which will warm water for the laundry and bath facilities.
North side of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-15-45)
img North side of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-15-45)
This is possibly Block 16 of the Minidoka concentration camp. The long building on the left was the recreational hall. The torii, or bird perch, on the right was made by camp inmates. A row of barracks is in the background.
Japanese Americans inside barracks (ddr-densho-15-123)
img Japanese Americans inside barracks (ddr-densho-15-123)
Left to right: Norio Mitsuoka, Bob Ikeda, and Tak Hori sit inside Yoneko Tanaka's barracks.
Japanese Americans at Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-15-66)
img Japanese Americans at Shoshone Falls (ddr-densho-15-66)
These Japanese Americans enjoying a day at Shoshone Falls near the Minidoka concentration camp were allowed to leave the camp on an approved day pass. Left to right: Tom (last name unknown), Ted Kamada, Yoneko Tanaka, unidentified, Norio Mitsuoka, and Kiyoko (last name unknown).
Japanese American making furniture (ddr-densho-15-63)
img Japanese American making furniture (ddr-densho-15-63)
Barracks apartments were furnished only with a coal-burning stove and a cot. Consequently, many camp inmates made furniture from scrap lumber.
Interior of camp office (ddr-densho-15-52)
img Interior of camp office (ddr-densho-15-52)
Yoneko Tanaka (seated, facing the camera) working in the camp's co-op office.
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