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The Poston (Colorado River Relocation Center) Tailor School

RoyKakuda

After the inital trama of imprisonment, the Japanese American inmate community with the help of the Office of Indian Affairs (OIA) and the War Relocation Authority (WRA) wanted to to ...

online exhibition
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Transpacific Borderlands Artist Profiles

JANM

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo examines the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either ...

online exhibition
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Surviving Poston's Desert Heat: Cellars, Fans, Ponds, and Gardens

RoyKakuda

We arrived in Poston (Colorado River Relocation Center) in May of 1942.  Everyone was told that the air temperature would rise above 115 deg. F. in the summer.  The water ...

online exhibition
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Amache Stories and Memories

mhomma

A collection of some of the 10,000 stories from the WW2 Japanese Internment Center known as Amache. Stay tuned for future articles and memories by Amacheans, their descendants and those ...

online exhibition
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A Native American and Japanese American Student Story

RoyKakuda

As a docent at the Japanese American National Museum I had the opportunity to hear inmates reminisce about their camp lives. One story was about two fellow elementary school students at one ...

online exhibition
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Look at Hundreds of Camp Photos taken by War Relocation Authority

RoyKakuda

Photos of all 10 Concentration Camps taken by WRA photographers.  The photo are on the Discover Nikkei Website shown below as well as a brief description of the camps.

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Make it Manzanar. By David Toyoshima

toyoshimad

"Make it Manzanar" is a series of posters (24" x 36") presented at my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Advancement Show (10/09/16) at California State University, Long Beach. The poster ...

online exhibition
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Teachers of Poston (Colorado River Relocation Center)

RoyKakuda

About 1/3 of the educators who taught at Poston were recuited from across the United States, many by the American Friends Committee.  Many of the teachers came from Quaker and ...

online exhibition
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Poston (Colorado River Relocation Center) Years Later

RoyKakuda

Four photos show the some of the Poston Camp I barracks, about 10 years after camp closure.  Photos were taken by George Yoshiro Kakuda who was at Poston 5/15/42 to 9/15/45.  Most ...

online exhibition
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Elly Kleinman Album

ellykleinman

Elly Kleinman's Holocaust Album of pictures The Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center founded by Elly Kleinman in 2008 was the first center in the US to portray ...

family history
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