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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Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-71)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-71)
Excerpt: "All ok. Received your card yesterday and also saw Miss Ely day before yesterday." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.