Rohwer

Concentration Camp

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Manzanar Relocation Center (ddr-csujad-19-53)
doc Manzanar Relocation Center (ddr-csujad-19-53)
This is an article from the magazine "Common Ground," autumn 1942, by Robert L. Brown which provides a detailed description of the Manzanar incarceration camp in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-10_01
An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
av An Oral History with Craig Kei Ihara (ddr-csujad-29-1)
Oral history with Craig Kei Ihara, Sansei and California State University, Fullerton philosophy professor, born at the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas discusses family history, focusing on religion, education, aspirations, and cultural heritage; and recent overnight stay at old Rohwer campsite. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project for the Center for …
An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
av An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
Nisei memories of athletic girlhood; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center, Los Angeles, California where she witnessed a riot; eventual move to the Rowher incarceration camp, Arkansas; and marriage in and out-of-camp ceremony. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0021. …
An oral history with Margaret Yamamoto (ddr-csujad-29-32)
av An oral history with Margaret Yamamoto (ddr-csujad-29-32)
An oral interview with Margaret Yamamoto, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Rohwer incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0116. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2237_T01
An oral history with Arthur Takei (ddr-csujad-29-40)
av An oral history with Arthur Takei (ddr-csujad-29-40)
An oral interview with Arthur Takei, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Rohwer incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0134. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2423_T01
Fourth-grade classroom (ddr-densho-37-470)
img Fourth-grade classroom (ddr-densho-37-470)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Fourth Grade School in Barracks 3-4-B.
Judo class (ddr-densho-37-536)
img Judo class (ddr-densho-37-536)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A Judo class. Classes are held every afternoon and evening at this relocation center.
Camp high school students (ddr-densho-37-553)
img Camp high school students (ddr-densho-37-553)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Changing classes at the temporary high school quarters.
Football squad (ddr-densho-37-546)
img Football squad (ddr-densho-37-546)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A football squad at the Rohwer Center.
Japanese Americans building a barrack porch (ddr-densho-37-407)
img Japanese Americans building a barrack porch (ddr-densho-37-407)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee Arkansas. A typical street scene. Wood for fuel is piled in the barracks street and a crew of evacuees is building on a front porch.
Japanese American grade school students (ddr-densho-37-548)
img Japanese American grade school students (ddr-densho-37-548)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Two young grade school students watch the camera as their pictures are being taken.
Japanese American making jewelry (ddr-densho-37-547)
img Japanese American making jewelry (ddr-densho-37-547)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Among the unusual hobbies to be found in the relocation center, whose residents are former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry, is this former Californian's semi-precious stone cutting. He has prepared much interesting jewelry from bits of unusual stone picked up on the center grounds.
Judo class (ddr-densho-37-545)
img Judo class (ddr-densho-37-545)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A Judo class at this relocation area. Classes are held every afternoon and evening.
Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
img Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In the center motor pool shop, George Kenotsu and George Baba, former Stockton, California mechanics, prepare to remove an automobile motor for overhaul. Mechanical repairs to all center motor equipment is carried out by residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
Ninth grade class (ddr-densho-37-456)
img Ninth grade class (ddr-densho-37-456)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Mrs. Pearl Bristow, Ninth Grade Teacher. Ninth grade class being held in this Home Room.
Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
img Harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-528)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center harvest a truck load of mustard on the extensive acreage they have helped cultivate near-by.
Japanese Americans cutting timber (ddr-densho-37-549)
img Japanese Americans cutting timber (ddr-densho-37-549)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Much of the timber cleared from reclaimed farm lands is used for fuel to heat barracks homes. Cutting and chopping is done by volunteer workers enlisted by block managers, to provide fuel for each individual block. Each capable resident is expected to contribute his share of time to …
Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
img Japanese Americans harvesting mustard (ddr-densho-37-408)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. One of many truck loads of mustard being harvested by the residents of the Rohwer Relocation Center on the land cultivated by the evacuees.
Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
img Camp cemetery (ddr-densho-37-527)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Rohwer maintains it's own cemetery at the edge of the center. Permanent tombstones and monuments are constructed by the residents. The plot is landscaped and cared for by the evacuees. Comparatively few are buried here as cremation is the rule among Janpanese Americans.
Japanese Americans unloading supplies (ddr-densho-37-535)
img Japanese Americans unloading supplies (ddr-densho-37-535)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Volunteer crews unloading supplies on a railroad siding for transportation to the warehouse at this relocation center.
Japanese American butcher (ddr-densho-37-531)
img Japanese American butcher (ddr-densho-37-531)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Sam Takeda, a former west coast butcher, cutting a beef quarter in the refrigeration room at the Rohwer Center. With meat rationing strictly adhered to, only experienced butchers are employed in distributing the limited meat supply to mess hall kitchens. They are recurited from center residents, former west …
Camp barracks (ddr-densho-37-541)
img Camp barracks (ddr-densho-37-541)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Barrack scene at Rohwer Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
img Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Dick Kunishima, Coach and former California High School Athletic Director, tears his team apart between halves of a Stockton - Santa Anita Game.
Wood carving class (ddr-densho-37-551)
img Wood carving class (ddr-densho-37-551)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In a wood carving class, this center resident, a former Californian of Japanese ancestry works on a patriotic carving out from a natural hardwood formation.
High school band members (ddr-densho-37-539)
img High school band members (ddr-densho-37-539)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A snare drum section of the high school band, in a practice session at the school band room. Most of the student band members are playing instuments for the first time, and the band is fast becoming a matter of much pride among center residents, former west coast …
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