Granada (Amache)

Concentration Camp

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Gary and Nancy Fujita at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-23-4)
img Gary and Nancy Fujita at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-23-4)
Nancy Kiyoko Fujita and Gary Yoshio Fujita are older children of Henry and Ann Fujita. This 1943 photo appears to have been taken outside of the Fujita's apartment in Block 10-H at Amache. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp028-08-003
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Center residents arrive by truck from Amache to board the trains for California or other sections of the country in which they have decided to relocate. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first group …
Girl weeding in school victory garden (ddr-densho-37-520)
img Girl weeding in school victory garden (ddr-densho-37-520)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Fourth grade girl--Diane Wallace--weeding the school victory garden.
Camp administration buildings (ddr-densho-37-778)
img Camp administration buildings (ddr-densho-37-778)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. A review of the administrative area after a December snow storm. At the left is the post office and the two buildings at the right are administrative office buildings.
<i>Bon Odori</i> festival (ddr-densho-37-775)
img Bon Odori festival (ddr-densho-37-775)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Part of the approximately 1,000 dancers who participated in the Bon Odori festival sponsored by the Granada Buddhist Church on August 14. Spectators are shown in the background. This dance was held at night on the baseball diamond.
Child waiting for mess hall meal (ddr-densho-37-518)
img Child waiting for mess hall meal (ddr-densho-37-518)
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.
Art class (ddr-densho-37-509)
img Art class (ddr-densho-37-509)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. An adult art class under the direction of Tokio Ueyama, working in pencil sketch charcoals and oils. Adult art classes are extremely popular at the Amache Center.
Boy Scout Headquarters (ddr-densho-37-773)
img Boy Scout Headquarters (ddr-densho-37-773)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. "Amache District Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America, Granada Relocation Center."
Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-510)
img Japanese Americans harvesting onions (ddr-densho-37-510)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Evacuee and appointed personnel office workers assisting in the onion harvest on the project farm during the volunteer farm harvest program. During the two week period when practically all project offices and sections went "all out" to help bring in the farm crops, more than eighty acres of …
Japanese American children in a victory garden (ddr-densho-37-781)
img Japanese American children in a victory garden (ddr-densho-37-781)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Fourth grade children weeding their victory garden.
Japanese American working on farm (ddr-densho-37-780)
img Japanese American working on farm (ddr-densho-37-780)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Irrigating thinned lettuce on the project farm.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-522)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-522)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Typical scene of barracks construction with the prefabricated section
Exterior view of Amache (Granada) (ddr-densho-37-389)
img Exterior view of Amache (Granada) (ddr-densho-37-389)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Weeds are already taking over where recently thousands of evacuees moved about between their temporary homes and the mess halls, schools and churches of various denominations. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were induced into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first group …
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-37-517)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-37-517)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Although music for the Bon Odori held August 14, was furnished by phonograph records and a loud speaker, it was supplemented by the two drummers shown. They are, left to right, Koshiro Kumagai and Jutaro Gondo. The Bon Odori was sponsored by the Granada Buddhist Church.
Families leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-771)
img Families leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-771)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Shown here is a young miss, dressed in her Sunday best, waiting with the family possessions while her mother makes final arrangements for boarding the train. Scenes at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad depot, Granada, Colorado, as 170 evacuees from the Amache Center entrain for their …
Soldiers and families (ddr-densho-37-526)
img Soldiers and families (ddr-densho-37-526)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Blue Star Mothers and wives and visiting soldiers.
Summer Carnival Parade (ddr-densho-37-469)
img Summer Carnival Parade (ddr-densho-37-469)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Amache Summer Carnival Parade.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-521)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-521)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Typical scene of the construction of the barracks. Here workmen are laying concrete foundations for a barracks unit.
Aerial view of Amache concentration camp, Colorado (ddr-densho-37-772)
img Aerial view of Amache concentration camp, Colorado (ddr-densho-37-772)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. On a Sunday afternoon at the Amache Center, the day is calm and the warm December sun invites center residents from their barracks homes.
Softball game (ddr-densho-37-523)
img Softball game (ddr-densho-37-523)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Saturday afternoon finds a group of boys in the center playing the ever popular game of soft ball.
Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-776)
img Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-776)
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.
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.
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