Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-82)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-82)
Excerpt: "Just a scribble to tell you I am OK but simply swamped with the closing of the center." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "War" (ddr-densho-171-177)
Excerpt: "War is a contest by force bteween two or more nations or states, carried on for any purpose -- a contest which is full of hatred had has an urge to kill the ones of the opposite side."
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-58)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-58)
Excerpt: "Here I am starting my third year on the project today!" Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-14)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-14)
Excerpt: "I feel terribly that I didn't get any special greeting to you for Christmas, but there just wasn't time to write and Uncle Sam was discouraging telegrams and long distance phone calls." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-19)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-19)
Excerpt: "I slept till 9 for a change. Then after breakfast I went over to play for Episcopal Sunday school..." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-48)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-48)
Excerpt: "I'll get this written tonight because tomorrow will be really full!" Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-28)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-28)
Except: "This is sort of a postscript and answer to mother's letter which arrived today with the books." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "Reflextion" (ddr-densho-171-133)
Excerpt: "Almost midnight now, the party had been going full blast for the last two hours."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "War" (ddr-densho-171-121)
Excerpt: "As civilizations have progressed, wars have become more and more destructive."
Letter from a camp teacher to her aunt (ddr-densho-171-43)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her aunt (ddr-densho-171-43)
Excerpt: "As with you, all the news is in the 'Family letter' but I do want you to have a thank-you of your own for my birthday check." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-12)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-12)
Excerpt: "I'm very sorry you worried about my silence. If I could I'd have somebody write for me or else I'd be sure to have leisure to write myself." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Student essay (ddr-densho-171-175)
doc Student essay (ddr-densho-171-175)
Excerpt: "The dismal wail on the train whislle and the constant roar of the rusty wheels underneath kept me from sleeping."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "The Stepping Stones of Our Life" (ddr-densho-171-95)
Excerpt: "Many of us are dissatisifed with our life in this community, but we shouldn't be very dismayed."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "Freedom" (ddr-densho-171-132)
Excerpt: "Within the waters of the seven seas and on many distant land wanders forever the souls of brave men."
Text of high school speech (ddr-densho-171-129)
doc Text of high school speech (ddr-densho-171-129)
Excerpt: "Many people will say that the solutions that we have discussed are idealogical, that they are impractical, and that they are hopeless."
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-22)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-22)
Excerpt: "Sunday I slept most of the time I wasn't churching or eating or finishing my grades to give out yesterday." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Student essay (ddr-densho-171-143)
doc Student essay (ddr-densho-171-143)
Excerpt: "As I was walking down the main street of Seattle, I saw a large crowd gathered on the corner."
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-40)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-40)
Excerpt: "Tonight I'm sitting in the shadow of my social life dashing this off while I wait for the Chinese checker game to begin." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-61)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-61)
Excerpt: "Lots of things happened last week until I don't know just whether I'm going or coming in my job." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-57)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-57)
Excerpt: "This week has been like winter and today has been raining so we snuggled indoors and have played Chinese checkers all afternoon." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "Mom's Best Friend" (ddr-densho-171-160)
Excerpt: "A dog, a single species of animal have come to be man's best friend."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "My Opinions about War" (ddr-densho-171-96)
Excerpt: "Although wars are very destructive, I think that it has some good aspects about it."
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