Granada (Amache)

Concentration Camp

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Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
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, when ...
High school class (ddr-densho-37-511)
img High school class (ddr-densho-37-511)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Leo W. Kraus instructing high school class in properties of wood.
Schoolchildren landscaping in front of school building (ddr-densho-37-515)
img Schoolchildren landscaping in front of school building (ddr-densho-37-515)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. View showing Elementary children landscaping the grounds in front of their barracks school.
View between barracks (ddr-densho-37-782)
img View between barracks (ddr-densho-37-782)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Evacuee barracks showing gardens and trees.
High school dance orchestra (ddr-densho-37-505)
img High school dance orchestra (ddr-densho-37-505)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. The High School dance orchestra at the Granada Relocation Center at Amache, Colorado.
Coal loading operation (ddr-densho-37-508)
img Coal loading operation (ddr-densho-37-508)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Coal loading machine in operation at Granada Relocation Center.
Meal in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-525)
img Meal in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-525)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. A group of residents loll over their evening meal.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-524)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-524)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Contractor's workmen roofing the assembled barracks unit.
Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-388)
img Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-388)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Pre-fabricated wall sections are raised at the place by contractor's workmen in constructing barracks at this relocation center.
Christmas Eve party (ddr-densho-37-507)
img Christmas Eve party (ddr-densho-37-507)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Mrs. Tomiye Funai brings her two year old daughter Carol to the Christmas Eve Party for the children of Block 7-H at the Granada Relocation Center. There were no trees for the barracks room homes, but each mess hall provided a trimmed tree and presents for the children. ...
Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
img Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Wall charts show residence of every resident. A yellow button (pink pin) in center of any residence shows that a relocation plan has been made and approved. A red button after a name shows individual is out on terminal leave. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted ...
Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
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, when ...
Child standing between barracks (ddr-densho-37-777)
img Child standing between barracks (ddr-densho-37-777)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. It is a long time between meals at the mess hall for a hungry man, so the cracker box at the Kobayashi barracks gets a frequent raiding.
Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
img Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Granite monument erected in memory of the center residents who died in the War Relocation Camp at Amache, Colorado, was dedicated on Sept. 6, 1945, in an outdoor ceremony at the cemetery. The monument was designed by Reverend Masahiko Wada. Names of 148 persons, including 31 Nisei who ...
Christmas celebration (ddr-densho-37-503)
img Christmas celebration (ddr-densho-37-503)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Christmas at the Granada Relocation Center didn't provide a Christmas tree for each barracks room home, but there was one at each mess hall, and it is the steward himself in a pair of red pajamas and a Santa Claus mask that makes the yuletide real for these ...
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-37-516)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-37-516)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. young dancers line up for refreshments during intermission at the Bon Odori dance, August 14, sponsored by the Granada Buddhist Church.
Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-779)
img Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-779)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Harvesting the first spinach from the project farm.
Modified barracks (ddr-densho-37-774)
img Modified barracks (ddr-densho-37-774)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. A typical barracks building resident of the first apartment has constructed, with scrap lumber, a storm porch and added a touch with mock shutters at the windows.
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-506)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-506)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Last of the residents of the Amache Relocation Center board the train at Granada for the journey to the west coast or to new homes elsewhere in the country. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when ...
Arts and crafts festival (ddr-densho-37-504)
img Arts and crafts festival (ddr-densho-37-504)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Evacuee residents at the Granada Relocation Center, viewing exhibits at the Arts and Crafts Festival in Terry Hall, March 6th to 8th. This festival was sponsored by the Education Division and the "Pioneer," the center newspaper.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (April 3, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-15)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (April 3, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-15)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (April 3, 1943). Envelope is postmarked April 5, 1943 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
Photograph of Violet Saito (ddr-janm-1-128)
img Photograph of Violet Saito (ddr-janm-1-128)
Black and white image of Violet Saito. She has curly hair and is wearing a dress with bow ties on it and flowers pinned to it. She is standing outside in front of a house. Written on the photograph is: "Dearest Mollie. Love, Violet '43" and written on the back is: "June 24, 1943. Graduation day."
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (November 15, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-13)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (November 15, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-13)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (November 15, 1942). Envelope is postmarked November 18, 1942 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (July 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-16)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (July 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-16)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (July 17, 1943). Envelope (addressed "The 'Flea' ") is postmarked July 19, 1943 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
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