Segregation and Tule Lake

In July 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp was designated as a segregation center for those the camp authorities considered "disloyal" as a result of their answers on the mandatory "loyalty questionnaire." In September 1943, "loyal" Japanese Americans from Tule Lake began departing for other camps and "disloyal" Japanese Americans from other camps started arriving at Tule Lake. The number of guards increased from a few hundred to 930 and an eight-foot high double fence was erected. The camp's capacity was 15,000 but the peak population reached 18,789 as 6,249 original "loyal" Japaense Americans chose to stay rather than be uprooted again.

World War II (27)
Resistance and dissidence (10)
Segregation and Tule Lake (164)
Hoshidan
No no boys (1)
Stockade (2)

164 items
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-4-4)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-4-4)
Recalling seeing "agitators" thrown into the stockade at Tule Lake
Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1010-8-22)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1010-8-22)
Transferring to Tule Lake when it was converted to a segregation center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of ...

The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
Selected article titles: "Segregation: 1000 from Jerome, Rohwer Expected Over Weekend" (pp. 1-2), "Spanish Delegate to Visit Japanese Nationals Here" (p. 1), and "CA Contacting Other Centers to Obtain Japanese Movies" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 2 (January 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-51)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 2 (January 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-51)
Selected article titles: "Burling Here to Resume Renunciation Hearings" (pp. 1-2), "70 'Resegregated' to Santa Fe Camp" (p. 2), and "Housing Plan Required for West Coast Return" (pp. 2, 5).
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-300)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-300)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came ...
Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-197)
img Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-197)
Original WRA caption: The 25 laydown strikers march to the special Department of Justice train to go to Santa Fe Internment Camp.
Segregees (ddr-densho-37-269)
img Segregees (ddr-densho-37-269)
Original WRA caption: Trucks bringing segregees to the train.
Hokoku Seinen Dan leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-182)
img Hokoku Seinen Dan leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-182)
Original WRA caption: Hokoku and sympathizers gather at Gate 1 March 4, 1945 to witness departure of 125 Hokoku for Internment Camp at Santa Fe, N.M.
Segregants' departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-192)
img Segregants' departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-192)
Original WRA caption: Trouble-makers among 400 alien enemies sent to Santa Fe Internment camp 6-24-45, inside project jail.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-293)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-293)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came ...
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-432-25)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-432-25)
Demanding that the American flag be removed upon arrival at Tule Lake (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed ...

Kazie Good Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-429-13)
vh Kazie Good Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-429-13)
Being harassed and beaten up by other Japanese Americans in camp
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-164-29)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-164-29)
Father circulates a petition to support his resegregation idea after the camp administration rejects it; obtains 6,500 signatures
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-164-30)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-164-30)
Formation of the Sokoku Kenkyu Seinen Dan, the Young Men's Association for the Study of the Motherland
Michi Weglyn Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-122-22-10)
vh Michi Weglyn Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-122-22-10)
The effects of segregation on Japanese Americans

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding ...

API