Title: "Japs End 'Fake' Hunger Strike," Seattle Times, 7/31/1944, (ddr-densho-56-1058)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-1058

Japs End 'Fake' Hunger Strike

TULE LAKE, Calif., July 31.--(AP)--The demonstration by 14 men confined in the stockade area of the Japanese Segregation Center here, who insisted they were hunger strikers, was ended today, War Relocation Authority officials disclosed.

All 14 began taking nourishment openly, the first time for 13 of them since the demonstration began on July 19. The other accepted food July 25. They were taken to the center hospital for observation and [treatment], and returned to the stockade. They were confined after disorders last fall.

W.R.A. officials earlier described the hunger strike as a hoax, insisting the men were eating food taken from the stockade kitchen and catched.