img Memorial service honoring fallen Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-2-35)
This memorial service was held for Japanese American soldiers killed during World War II. The Minidoka concentration camp had the highest number of Nisei volunteering for military service.
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 22 (July 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-28)
Selected article titles: "Status Unchanged as Hunger Strike Enters Ninth Day" (p. 1), "27 Freed; Due Process of Law Not Accorded--Judge" (pp. 1-2), "Obon Cancelled; Rites Held for Deceased Heroes" (p. 3), and "Bi-Ovum Babies Boost Births" (p. 4).
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
Selected article titles: "2 Society Leaders Sentenced 30 Days at Project Trial" (pp. 1-2), "Second Statement Made on Center Situation" (p. 2), and "Tule Lake: Funeral Parlor Opens Saturday" (p. 2 ).
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-39-42)
Original museum description: Photograph taken at Minidoka internment camp, black and white glossy, shows a ceremony that is possibly a memorial service for a soldier from Minidoka since there is a soldier on stage and the project director Harry Stafford is also seated there, a man is at the rostrum while the audience is seated. There ...
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 14 (June 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-21)
Selected article titles: "Residents Pay Solemn Tribute at Final Rites for Okamoto: Outdoor Funeral Attended by 9000" (pp. 1-2), "Further Group Movements to Tule Lake Discontinued" (p. 1), "Jail at 1808 for Drunks, Malfeasance" (p. 2), and "12 Buddhist Priests Added; Initial Sermons on Sunday" (p. 3).
img Buddhist funeral at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-293-9)
The funeral for Mrs. Ito Mizuta. Sam Torakichi Migita, Koto Hirahara, Sato Hirahara, and possibly Rev. Tesho Matsumoto present.
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Not all the center residents will return to their former homes. Many have found permanent "relocation" in the sandy soil on which the tar paper barracks were hurriedly erected. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942 ...