WRA resettlement image
ddr-densho-7-14 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p7-00014)
Original WRA caption: The large Milwaukee auditorium, the biggest of its kind in the State of Wisconsin, is a scene for some of the largest community group activities and civic events in the city. The auditorium is used for athletic contests, industrial exhibits, entertainment, and for many other kinds of events. The auditorium is conveniently located in the downtown district of the city and easily accessible to all the townsfolk, including the many American Japanese who have resettled successfully in Milwaukee. Beginning in summer 1942, the War Relocation Authority (WRA) began to release incarcerees and encouraged them to resettle in areas of the United States other than the West Coast.
Courtesy of the Kaneko Family Collection, photo by the War Relocation Authority