"Evacuation Day"

On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

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Saying goodbye to dog during mass removal (ddr-densho-34-53)
img Saying goodbye to dog during mass removal (ddr-densho-34-53)
Mr. and Mrs. Moji (inside truck) with their dog King. The Mojis had to leave King behind during mass removal since pets were not allowed in the concentration camps.
Yuriko Domoto diary 1942-1944 (ddr-densho-356-705)
doc Yuriko Domoto diary 1942-1944 (ddr-densho-356-705)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's diary spanning 1942-1944. Pre-printed dates do not line up with the handwritten dates; 1942 is in the months of May, August September, 1943 is in months of January, and 1944 in the months of January, February Omitted the following pre-printed dates as the pages were blank: February 24-May 9; May 14-August 21; August …
Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
doc Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Minoru "Min" Yonekura. Both letters stored in one envelope, unclear if they were mailed together or separately. Letter 5/11: describes forced removal, details items needed in assembly center to make barracks feel homey, food quality in the assembly center and general life there. Letter 2: discusses plans to move …
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-24)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-24)
Mr. and Mrs. Moji (inside truck) and their dog, King. Japanese Americans were not allowed to take family pets with them to camp and, if they were lucky, left the animals with friends or neighbors. King was very devoted to the Mojis, as this photo indicates. Apparently, the husky bared his fangs at soldiers who tried …
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-16)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-16)
Sumiko Furuta of Bainbridge Island, Washington, on a special ferry to Seattle. From Seattle, she will board a train headed for Manzanar Assembly Center, California.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-19)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-19)
Yoshie Terayama (left) and Ritsuko Terayama (middle) with a friend from school. Original museum cataloging information: Japanese-American women with Caucasian woman at assembly point.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-20)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-20)
Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
Scrapbook (ddr-densho-361-1)
img Scrapbook (ddr-densho-361-1)
Written on tape on cover: "This scrapbook is original--1942 Nobuko Omoto (Sakai) Bainbridge Island, WA. Please handle with care."
Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
img Child waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-37-436)
Original WRA caption: A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before leaving by bus for an assembly center in the spring of 1942.
Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
img Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
Original WRA caption: Lancaster, California. Sign on main street designating military zone.
Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
img Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry has been brought to the park in the center of town ready to be trucked to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this district will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancesty wait for the bus which will take them to the Salinas Assembly center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
img Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage is being assembled to be taken by truck to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this area will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center.
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 2 January 1, 1942- February 19, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-2)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 2 January 1, 1942- February 19, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-2)
Volume 2 divides into two sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section features archival documents that show chiefly how the decision to relocate the West Coast Japanese evolved from conflicting views both outside and inside the executive branch. The second section features reports of the Anti-Axis Committee, Los …
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
Volume 3 divides into 4 sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 contains archival documents from February 20, 1942 to March 19, 1942 regarding the basic decision of how to remove more than 100,000 human beings which was delegated to General De Witt and his staff. Section 2 contains …
Printed copy of text of speech from 2004 Minidoka Reunion (ddr-densho-383-482)
doc Printed copy of text of speech from 2004 Minidoka Reunion (ddr-densho-383-482)
Section II, Introduction to Puyallup, by Tama Tokuda, completed text of object ddr-densho-383-481
Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
doc Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
Written before Hasegawa was "evacuated" to Tamako in camp, probably Camp Harmony
Tamako Inouye's 1942 Diary (ddr-densho-383-627)
doc Tamako Inouye's 1942 Diary (ddr-densho-383-627)
Tamako (Inouye) Tokuda's daily diary from 1942. She discusses forced removal from Seattle, time at Puyallup Assembly Center and time at Minidoka.
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