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Color silent amateur footage of life in the World War II Japanese American detention facility in Tule Lake, California, made 1942-1945 by teacher Charles Palmerlee.

This segment begins with a title card, "Relocation", and a graphic of the United States, indicating the destinations of those being relocated from Tule Lake, including Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, and New York; large crowds assembled among camp buildings; Rev. Shigeo Tanabe shakes hands, kisses people goodbye; internees on a bus saying goodbye, shaking hands through the windows; the bus departs as people wave; crowds surround a second bus piled with luggage; the bus departs as those left behind wave goodbye (01:22).

Credits: Charles Palmerlee Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Seward Palmerlee, Japanese American National Museum (96.47.8). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Last modified Aug 25 2012 8:44 a.m.


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