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Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-77)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-77)
Excerpt: "This is one of the most leisurely Sundays in a long time. To begin with, I was supposed to have gone to Boise and didn't." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-80)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-80)
Excerpt: "We have been deluged with clerical help in the office and there have been 25 prisoners of war loading freight since Tuesday." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-9)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-9)
Excerpt: "Our weather last night was something to write home about. Yesterday was overcast, warm and calm. At midnight it was cleary and starry." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-64)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-64)
Excerpt: "Evelyn Rose of the Washington statistics office -- she spent two weeks here last June and lived in the dorms -- was here again week before last." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-50)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-50)
Excerpt: "Since then it has been a series of slow days that would have been leisurely if they hadn't been haunted by uncertainty and insidious developments." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-38)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-38)
Excerpt: "Our enrollment is sky rocketing beyond our wildest estimate and yet we must be prepared to have many relocate or graduate in February." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-11)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-11)
Excerpt: "The next day we had school with classes meeting for 15 minute periods. John got back from Seattle that morning too. He has hopes of a commission in the procurement division." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-56)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-56)
Excerpt: "We got off at 11 Friday morning, rode to Burley with Mr. Heley on an errand and took the last seats in the bus from there." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
doc Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
Written testimony of Takao Aoki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Tak Kubota (ddr-densho-67-222)
doc Testimony of Tak Kubota (ddr-densho-67-222)
Written testimony of Tak Kubota. Incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
doc Testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
Written testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Ben T. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-249)
doc Testimony of Ben T. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-249)
Written testimony of Ben T. Tsuboi, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.

Narrator Nobuko Omoto

Nisei female. Born December 20, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, before moving to Minidoka, Idaho, in early 1943. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

Narrator Hisa Matsudaira

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Bainbridge Island.
Okawa Collection (ddr-densho-20)
Collection Okawa Collection (ddr-densho-20)
The Okawa collection, circa 1918-1940s, features photographs of picnics and other leisure activities of the Japanese American community before World War II. The concentration camp at Minidoka, Idaho, is also shown.
Japanese Americans arriving by train (ddr-densho-37-824)
img Japanese Americans arriving by train (ddr-densho-37-824)
Original WRA caption: Eden, Idaho. A train bringing approximately six hundred evacuees from the assembly center at Puyallup, Washington. Buses, used to transport these people to the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center, are waiting at the siding.
Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-423)
img Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-423)
Original WRA caption: Eden, Idaho. A panorama view of the Minidoka War Relocation Authority Center. This view, taken from the top of the water tower at the east end of the camp shows partially completed barracks.
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-171-44)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-44)
Excerpt: "We started our testing program Monday -- a little sooner than I would have liked, but the pressure was on so I 'broke my neck' over it." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
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-171-81)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-81)
Excerpt: "I think I wrote to you on the weekend that Joe was away. Elmer took Evelyn and me to dinner in Jerome and supper in Eden that day." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-24)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-24)
Excerpt: "Monday noon one of my favorite seniors came in with word he had to go home to bed and would probably have a hernia operation Thursday." 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.
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.
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