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Rohwer

Concentration Camp

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Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
img Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A Judo class. Classes are held every afternoon and evening at this relocation center.
Children playing marbles (ddr-densho-37-831)
img Children playing marbles (ddr-densho-37-831)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Three small boys compete in a staff marble game on a Sunday afternoon in Block 8.
Japanese American dragline operator (ddr-densho-37-530)
img Japanese American dragline operator (ddr-densho-37-530)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Larry Sato, a former southern California dragline operator, back at his old trade on a dragline at the Rohwer Relocation Center. The task of maintaining the center and its facilities, and distribution of fuel, food supplies, etc., is carried on by workers recruited from center residents, former west …
Japanese American spinning thread (ddr-densho-37-529)
img Japanese American spinning thread (ddr-densho-37-529)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. There is provision for weaving and spinning at Rohwer Relocation Center. This man has grown his own cotton on a little plot by his barrack. Here he is spinning it into thread preparatory to weaving it.
Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
img Camp landscaping (ddr-densho-37-532)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In contrast to most of the relocation center sites, many of the blocks in the Rohwer Center are shaded by trees. The residents have done much to make their tar paper barracks more livable by the planting of flowers and vegetable gardens and the building of rustic walks …
Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-832)
img Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-37-832)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Farm workers felling a big Arkansas Red Oak, in the process of clearing reclaimed Arkansas Iand for agricultural purposes. Workers, for this and other center farm activities, are recruited from residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American plumber (ddr-densho-37-540)
img Japanese American plumber (ddr-densho-37-540)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Morio Higashi, a former California plumber, marks out a steel casting for welding. The maintenance of center plumbing, electrical and water supply facilities are carried on by qualified workers selected from center residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
Camp warehouses (ddr-densho-37-552)
img Camp warehouses (ddr-densho-37-552)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A view of the warehouse area at this relocation center.
Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
img Vine-covered barrack (ddr-densho-37-537)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Vines hide the tar paper on this Rohwer residence.
Camp high school brass band (ddr-densho-37-533)
img Camp high school brass band (ddr-densho-37-533)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A part of the brass section of the High School Band, at the Rohwer Center. The students learning to play instruments for the band are former Californians, who, with their parents, were evacuated from stratiegic west coast areas.
High school class (ddr-densho-37-538)
img High school class (ddr-densho-37-538)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Miss Opal Albright, teacher. Study hall. A converted mess-hall High School.
Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 6 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-25)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 6 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-25)
Selected article titles: "Clothing Allowance Begins. All Blocks to be Covered by Friday; Schedule Released" (p. 1), "Rohwer Citizen Loses Life in Line of Duty; Struck by Tree" (p. 1), "Residents Must File WCCA, WRA Wages on Income Tax Returns" (p. 1), "Four WRA Employment Offices Open in Midwest" (p. 3), "Survey Shows West Coast Against …
Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 20 (September 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-97)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 20 (September 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-97)
Selected article titles: "Preparations Made: Notices, Lumber, Baggage Data Distributed to Tule-Bound Group" (p. 1), "Gripsholm Substitutes Go to Tule Lake Via Rohwer" (p. 1), "I.S. Declares Certain Articles Contraband" (p. 1), "Go to Chicago, Young Man!" (p. 3), "Listed Names of Exchange Ship Holdovers Released" (p. 3), "Editorial: 'Something New'" (p. 6).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 15 (February 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-244)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 15 (February 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-244)
Selected article titles: "Sign-ups for Civil Service Examinations" (p. 1), "Will Help Fill Out Tax Blanks" (p. 1), "Delegates of Seven Ctrs. Meet in Utah: Conference to Last from 16-20" (p. 1), "AER Will Aid Soldiers and Their Dependents" (p. 1), "Assure Equality for Nisei Students, Sproul" (p. 3).
Rohwer Relocator Vol. I No. 28 (November 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-318)
doc Rohwer Relocator Vol. I No. 28 (November 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-318)
Selected article titles: "Center Residents to be Gone by November 30" (p. 1), "Change in Pick-Up Time" (p. 1), "Last Issue of Japanese Section" (p. 2), "This Week Sets Relocation Record" (p. 2), "Topaz Closes" (p. 2), "Issei Discussion Group Meet in Chicago" (p. 4), "Friends Committee Finds Housing in Philadelphia" (p. 4).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 39 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-116)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 39 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-116)
Selected article titles: "Situation at Tule Lake Center" (p. 1), "Subsistence Grants Based on Family Size, Needs" (p. 1), "Farm Yields Winter Crops" (p. 1), "Senior High School Attains 100% Goal" (p. 2), "Evacuee Farm Workers Aid in Harvesting Sugar Beets" (p. 3).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 28 (September 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-206)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 28 (September 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-206)
Selected article titles: "3 Investigate Ordnance Depot" (p. 1), "Photo Studio Opens Monday" (p. 1), "Nisei May Renounce American Citizenship" (p. 1), "Memorial Service: Rohwer Honors Her Soldier Dead" (p. 1), "National Groups to Enact Recreational Institutes" (p. 3).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 4 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-233)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 4 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-233)
Selected article titles: "Local Nisei Among G.I.'s Commended" (p. 1), "Give Series on Post-Exclusion" (p. 1), "Info Available on Renunc'tion" (p. 1), "Adult Education: Registration for Beginners" (p. 2), "Whooping Cough Serum Received" (p. 4).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 47 (December 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-225)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 47 (December 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-225)
Selected article titles: "Rohwer Casualties: Center's Casualty List Mounts" (p. 1), "Senior Hi Co-Ed Queen Contest Nears Climax" (p. 1), "Lumberjacking District Plan" (p. 3).
Rohwer Junior High School Roar, Vol. III No. 13 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-402)
doc Rohwer Junior High School Roar, Vol. III No. 13 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-402)
Selected article titles: "4 Relocates to California" (p. 1), "Assembly 8-3" (p. 1).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 4 (January 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-23)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 4 (January 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-23)
Selected article titles: "Handicraft Exhibit: Display to Last Six Days" (p. 1), "Clarification: Families of Internees" (p. 1), "44 Register for Draft" (p. 1), "One-Half of Center Population Employed; Division Statistics Given" (p. 2), "No Charge for Child Diet" (p. 3), "Cigarette Thrown in Sawdust Basket Causes Block 2 Blaze" (p. 3), "Editorial: Avocations" (p. 6).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 27 (April 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-48)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. II No. 27 (April 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-48)
Selected article titles: "Examination Proves Water is Sanitary" (p. 1), "More Outside Employment Open to Interested Workers" (p. 2), "Gardens Planted Around Center Post Office and Administration Buildings" (p. 3), "Opening of Relocation Hostel in Ill. Announced" (p. 3), "Editorial: Private Enterprise" (p. 6).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 36 (November 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-113)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. III No. 36 (November 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-143-113)
Selected article titles: "New Medics Here. Three Additional Doctors Answer Center's Shortage" (p. 1), "Relocated Students Enjoy Campus Life in Milwaukee" (p. 2), "Exclusive Country Club Offers Work" (p. 2), "International Red Cross Lists More Letters Received" (p. 3).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 5 (July 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-183)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 5 (July 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-183)
Selected article titles: "Army Insurance. Japanese Aliens May be Beneficiary" (p. 1), "New Families to Transfer" (p. 1), "Consul Rep. to Visit Center" (p. 1), "Disloyal Niseis Disfranchised" (p. 1), "Property Head to be in Camp" (p. 3), "Lucky Raffle Prizes Winners Announced" (p. 3).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 36 (April 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-265)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. VI No. 36 (April 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-143-265)
Selected article titles: "Five More Casualties" (p. 1), "Three Doi Arsonists Freed of Charges" (p. 1), "Report Theft of Center Supplies" (p. 1), "L.S. Forrest: Give Tenants 30 Day Notice" (p. 2).
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