Segregation and Tule Lake

In July 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp was designated as a segregation center for those the camp authorities considered "disloyal" as a result of their answers on the mandatory "loyalty questionnaire." In September 1943, "loyal" Japanese Americans from Tule Lake began departing for other camps and "disloyal" Japanese Americans from other camps started arriving at Tule Lake. The number of guards increased from a few hundred to 930 and an eight-foot high double fence was erected. The camp's capacity was 15,000 but the peak population reached 18,789 as 6,249 original "loyal" Japaense Americans chose to stay rather than be uprooted again.

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Segregation and Tule Lake (223)

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Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-196)
img Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-196)
Original WRA caption: The 25 lay-down strikers leave the stockade gate, under heavy guard, to march the approximate mile to the special Department of Justice train, 6-24-45. (Besides losing their clothes, they also "lost face" with possible sympathizers remaining in the colony, and caused the Hokoku and Hoshi Dan to become laughing stock of the colony.)
Officers searching segregants (ddr-densho-37-191)
img Officers searching segregants (ddr-densho-37-191)
Original WRA caption: Search of persons departing for Santa Fe Internment Camp 6-24-45, inside stockade.
Segregees' arrival at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-66)
img Segregees' arrival at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-66)
Original WRA caption: Segregee's household effects arrive at apartment [at Tule Lake].
Segregees boarding trucks (ddr-densho-37-264)
img Segregees boarding trucks (ddr-densho-37-264)
Original WRA caption: Segregees board trucks for processing center.
Hoshidan members on strike (ddr-densho-37-193)
img Hoshidan members on strike (ddr-densho-37-193)
Original WRA caption: After oral persuasion had failed to move some of the 25 "lie-down" strikers among the 400 going to Santa Fe Internment Camp 6-24-45, the strikers are "assisted" to leave their beds by Department of Justice (Border patrolmen) guards, and join march to train.
Photographing a segregant (ddr-densho-37-266)
img Photographing a segregant (ddr-densho-37-266)
Original WRA caption: Segregees are photographed. Kenji Nitta.
Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-197)
img Hoshidan members leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-197)
Original WRA caption: The 25 laydown strikers march to the special Department of Justice train to go to Santa Fe Internment Camp.
Inspection of Hoshidan members (ddr-densho-37-190)
img Inspection of Hoshidan members (ddr-densho-37-190)
Original WRA caption: Search of persons departing for Santa Fe Internment Camp 6-24-45, inside stockade.
Segregees (ddr-densho-37-269)
img Segregees (ddr-densho-37-269)
Original WRA caption: Trucks bringing segregees to the train.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-297)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-297)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came …
Inspecting segregant's luggage (ddr-densho-37-271)
img Inspecting segregant's luggage (ddr-densho-37-271)
Original WRA caption: Segregee's luggage is inspected.
Members of the Hoshidan distributing mattresses (ddr-densho-37-112)
img Members of the Hoshidan distributing mattresses (ddr-densho-37-112)
Mattresses were doled out to 300 members of the Hoshidan, a pro-Japan organization, who were being kept overnight for questioning.
Segregees arrive at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-261)
img Segregees arrive at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-37-261)
Original WRA caption: Trucks loaded with segregees arrive at processing center.
Hokoku Seinen Dan bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-183)
img Hokoku Seinen Dan bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-183)
Original WRA caption: Bugle Corps of Hokoku Seinen Dan gather at Gate 1 to give proper send off to 125 of their number being sent to Santa Fe Internment Camp March 4, 1945.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-300)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-300)
Original WRA caption: People from the Manzanar Relocation Center were moved to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and quartered in the ten blocks which had been built as an addition at Tule Lake. They arrived in four special trains and were taken directly from the railroad to their new homes. A total of 1876 people came …
Japanese American loading freight train (ddr-densho-37-265)
img Japanese American loading freight train (ddr-densho-37-265)
Original WRA caption: Volunteer evacuee worker helps load freight on train.
Hokoku Joshi Seinin Dan morning drill (ddr-densho-37-110)
img Hokoku Joshi Seinin Dan morning drill (ddr-densho-37-110)
Original WRA caption: "Hokoku Joshi Seinin Dan at early morning drill." The correct title of this group may be Hokoku Joshi Seinen Dan.
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