Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Brush fire (ddr-densho-37-697)
img Brush fire (ddr-densho-37-697)
Original WRA caption: Brush fire midsection of camp.
Coal crew (ddr-densho-37-700)
img Coal crew (ddr-densho-37-700)
Original WRA caption: Half of special coal crew which trucked --- tons of coal five miles from Hunt siding to Minidoka Relocation Center in --- months. One crew worked nights and the other days.
Camp street (ddr-densho-37-823)
img Camp street (ddr-densho-37-823)
Original WRA caption: Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. Looking down the rows of barracks westward from block 44. At extreme left is a corner of the dining hall where the 275 to 300 residents of the block eat. At center background is the sanitation building including showers, lavatories, toilets and washtubs. Nearly all the residents planted ...
Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
img Japanese American family inside barracks (ddr-densho-39-28)
Dorothy and Jack Yamaguchi, pictured in the middle and to the far right, with their children and the children's grandmother, were from Seattle, Washington. The Yamaguchis returned to Seattle after World War II and worked to help preserve Japanese American history. They developed a slide show and accompanying book called This Is Minidoka, which they ...
Two children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-25)
img Two children walking between barracks (ddr-densho-39-25)
The children are Irene Ito, 4, and her brother Hiroshi, 1 1/2. (Info from original museum description)
Buddhist funeral (ddr-densho-39-19)
img Buddhist funeral (ddr-densho-39-19)
The elaborate floral wreaths and arrangements for this Buddhist funeral service were probably fashioned from paper by the camp inmates, since they did not have easy access to fresh flowers.
Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
img Aerial view of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-39-15)
Original museum description: Photograph, back and white glossy of an aerial view of the Minidoka internment camp. Photo shows barrack type buildings, some with tar paper construction and others without. Canal is in the background. Two roads lead to a "V" formation. (Info from original museum description)
Kindergarten class (ddr-densho-64-4)
img Kindergarten class (ddr-densho-64-4)
Mako Nakagawa is in the second row, third from left.
Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-43)
doc Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-43)
A letter from George Townsend regarding Frances Haglund's article "Behind Barbed Wire."
Newpaper clipping about Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-79)
doc Newpaper clipping about Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-79)
An article written about Frances Haglund and her article titled "Behind Barbed Wire."
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