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Jerome

Concentration Camp

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Sixth graders exercising (ddr-densho-37-478)
img Sixth graders exercising (ddr-densho-37-478)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Dermott, Arkansas. View of 5th and 6th graders going through their exercises on elementary school grounds.
Camp kitchen crew (ddr-densho-37-619)
img Camp kitchen crew (ddr-densho-37-619)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The Block 7 kitchen crew pauses for a picture in the early afternoon.
Japanese American preparing vegetable hot beds (ddr-densho-37-626)
img Japanese American preparing vegetable hot beds (ddr-densho-37-626)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. A young farm assistant preparing hot beds at the Jerome Center, where former west coast residents of Japanese ancestry now reside. The center farm activities will include the raising of any vegetable for center use.
Mess hall interior (ddr-densho-37-804)
img Mess hall interior (ddr-densho-37-804)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The interior of the mess hall in Block 7 in the early afternoon.
Children walking in an concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-802)
img Children walking in an concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-802)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Dermott, Arkansas. Young children at Jerome Relocation Center.
Camp guard tower (ddr-densho-37-624)
img Camp guard tower (ddr-densho-37-624)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Clara Hasegawa and Tad Mijake take a last look at the Jerome Center from the balcony of one of the camp's guard towers. The towers have not been manned since segregation was completed during the latter part of 1943 and have been popular with the …
Japanese American walking in the rain (ddr-densho-37-617)
img Japanese American walking in the rain (ddr-densho-37-617)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The Arkansas rainy season, and this young resident of the Jerome Center dons rubber boots and carries a parasol. The (buckshot) mud makes the tirp to and from school a little dificult.
Lumber yard sign (ddr-densho-37-806)
img Lumber yard sign (ddr-densho-37-806)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Old sign at the Jerome Center's lumber yard.
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-614)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-614)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Jerome residents who are to be sent to the Granada Center wait in trucks to entrain.
Japanese American chopping wood (ddr-densho-37-611)
img Japanese American chopping wood (ddr-densho-37-611)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Dermott, Arkansas. Evacuees at the Jerome Relocation Center chop their own wood in nearby wooded areas. After it is sawed and split to convenient size for burning stoves it is piled alongside each barrack.
Medical examination (ddr-densho-37-627)
img Medical examination (ddr-densho-37-627)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. A former Californian, Doctor Fugikawa, examining a patient, S. Ego, in the center hospital fluroscope.
U.S.O. show (ddr-densho-37-625)
img U.S.O. show (ddr-densho-37-625)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Dermott, Arkansas. First U.S.O. [United Services Organizations] show held in the M.P.P.X. [Military Police Post Exchange].
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-616)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-616)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Jerome residents with their hand luggage wait at the chair car entrance for their names to be called by the War Relocation Authority official checking the list.
Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-618)
img Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-618)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Panorama view of the Jerome Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans behind a fence (ddr-densho-37-799)
img Japanese Americans behind a fence (ddr-densho-37-799)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Evacuees still remaining in the Jerome Center wave to their friends on the train from behind the wire fence surrounding the camp. On subsequent departures they were allowed to pass through the gate and say their goodbyes at close range.
Japanese American children in the rain (ddr-densho-37-628)
img Japanese American children in the rain (ddr-densho-37-628)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. One umbrella wasn't enough for these lads of Japanese ancestry, who formerly lived in west coast areas. The rainy season, in Arkansas, makes the relocation center one vast guagmire.
Japanese American tending a flower garden (ddr-densho-37-406)
img Japanese American tending a flower garden (ddr-densho-37-406)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The decorative flower gardens at the approach to the center's administrative buildings was tended up the last days by any flower lover who still remained in the center. Its fate after the final closing date was uncertain.
Camp entrance (ddr-densho-37-798)
img Camp entrance (ddr-densho-37-798)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Last glimpse of the Jerome Center as residents leave by train to take up their residents at another center.
Camp soap factory (ddr-densho-37-610)
img Camp soap factory (ddr-densho-37-610)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. At the Jerome Relocation Center, where some 8,000 west coast residents of Japanese ancestry now reside, Mr. K. Oyama, former California cosmetics manufacturer, set up a soap factory in a corner of a school block laundry, rendering the waste meat fats from the center kitchens. This factory has …
Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-623)
img Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-623)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Panorama view of the Jerome Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans moving to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-803)
img Japanese Americans moving to a different camp (ddr-densho-37-803)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Military Police assist evacuees entering the chair cars for the June 13th trip to the Gila River Center.
Hospital building (ddr-densho-37-805)
img Hospital building (ddr-densho-37-805)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. One of the hospital wings showing the heating plant area. One wing is in use and the other is under construction.
Aerial view of the Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-630)
img Aerial view of the Jerome concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-630)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. A view of the west section of the hospital.
Japanese Americans making furniture (ddr-densho-37-622)
img Japanese Americans making furniture (ddr-densho-37-622)
Original WRA caption: Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Two workmen, in the cabinet shop, constructing furnitrure for school and center office use, operating a planer.
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