Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Issei couple sitting on barracks porch (ddr-densho-24-20)
img Issei couple sitting on barracks porch (ddr-densho-24-20)
Sawano (left), and Bunshiro Tazuma in front of their barrack. The Tazumas were originally from Seattle, Washington, and owned the Tazuma Ten-Cent Store on Jackson Street before World War II.
Visitor's receipt for meals (ddr-densho-25-110)
doc Visitor's receipt for meals (ddr-densho-25-110)
In 1943, Mitsuo Iseri was on leave from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He visited Minidoka, and received this receipt for meals.
Letter regarding parole conditions (ddr-densho-25-55)
doc Letter regarding parole conditions (ddr-densho-25-55)
This letter informed Matahichi Iseri that under the conditions of his parole, he was barred from returning to the West Coast.
Letter regarding parole agreement (ddr-densho-25-53)
doc Letter regarding parole agreement (ddr-densho-25-53)
Letter from the Department of Justice to Matahichi Iseri regarding his requirements as a parolee. On December 7, 1941, the FBI began to arrest Japanese nationals who were considered "enemy aliens." An alien enemy hearing board was created, which determined whether the individual was to be released, paroled, or interned. Matahichi Iseri was paroled in 1942 …
Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
This letter from a district director of the Department of Justice was sent to an Issei in 1945. He was detained at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho for a period of time, and the letter informed him that while he was there, he did not have to report to a parole officer.
Letter from Roger Kirchhoff to Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-89)
doc Letter from Roger Kirchhoff to Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-89)
Letter to Kichio Allen Arai from Roger Kirchhoff regarding his salary and classification.
Examination results (ddr-densho-430-72)
doc Examination results (ddr-densho-430-72)
Results of Kichio Allen Arai's Draftsman IV exam.
Minidoka map (ddr-densho-430-2)
doc Minidoka map (ddr-densho-430-2)
Map of Minidoka Relocation Center produced by the Minidoka Pilgrimage based off a map made by Anky Arai.
Merit Certificate (ddr-densho-430-80)
doc Merit Certificate (ddr-densho-430-80)
Junior Safety Patrol Merit Certificate awarded to Donald Arai.
Letter from Roger Kirchhoff to Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-93)
doc Letter from Roger Kirchhoff to Allen Arai (ddr-densho-430-93)
Letter to Kichio Allen Arai from Roger Kirchhoff acknowledging Arai's anticipated arrival date.
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