Department of Justice camps

More than 5,500 Japanese immigrants (Issei) were arrested by the FBI following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most were sent first to temporary Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detention stations and then transferred to Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camps, where they waited to appear before the Alien Enemy Hearing Board. These hearings determined whether the Issei would remain in the internment camps or be "released" to the War Relocation Authority (WRA) concentration camps. After the hearings, most of the Issei were sent to U.S. Army internment camps. The U.S. Army, charged with detaining military prisoners of war (POWs), then returned the Issei internees to DOJ control. The DOJ camps also interned Italian and German nationals and Japanese Latin Americans. Most of the DOJ internment camps held only men who had been separated from their families, but three camps housed single women and families. The camps were run by the INS, part of the Department of Justice.

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doc Letter to "the Nurses" from Kattarine S. Read (ddr-densho-223-61)
A letter thanking the nurses at Sante Fe for her going-away gift.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takuyo Togawa (ddr-densho-223-59)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takuyo Togawa (ddr-densho-223-59)
A letter from the wife of a medical staffer at Sante Fe thanking Henrietta Schoen for her correspondence.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Riichi Togawa (ddr-densho-223-65)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Riichi Togawa (ddr-densho-223-65)
A letter telling Henrietta Schoen about adjustment after returning home.
doc "Internment Camp Hospital; Santa Fe, New Mexico. February 21, 1945" (ddr-densho-223-52)
Numbered drawing of people in group photo with list of names. No corresponding photo found in the collection.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
Letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care of Sei Fujii and telling her of his travel to Lordsburg.
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takeshi Ban (ddr-densho-223-58)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takeshi Ban (ddr-densho-223-58)
A letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her kindness while Takeshi Ban was at Sante Fe.
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