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Letter from residents of Block 9 to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp and Colonel Verne Austin, Commander of Military Police requesting the release of four incarerees detained in the army stockades at Tule Lake Camp: Dentaro Tani, Heizaburo Nakada, Goichi Ishimaru, and Toshiaki Oku. Signed names: Tani, Dentaro; Nakada, Heizaburo; Ishimaru, Goichi; Oku, Toshiaki; Hiyeda, Hisako; Hiyeda, Tome; Hiyeda, Michiko; Yamamoto, Yomoto; Yamamoto, Kiyoko; Yamamoto, Iku; Fujisasato, Kiyoko; Kaya, Hatsuye; Yamamoto, Yetsuko; Hashimoto, Atsushi; Hashimoto, Same; Karakawa, Y.; Oku, Hideko Kathy; Hiyeda, Kampei; Wada, Tadashi; Awakawa, Haruo; Yamane, Hiogi T.; Yamanoto, Hisashi; Nakada, Hiroyoshi; Tani, Tetsuo; Tani, Joji; Tani, Yiuae; Yamabe, Tatashi; Yamabe, K.; Hamano, Shogo; Nakada, Tsuru; Nakada, Saburo; Nakada, Yoneo.
The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent history. In 1943, the camp was turned into a segregation center to house "disloyal" Japanese Americans relocated from other camps based on their answers to a confusing loyalty questionnaire. The camp endured martial law from November 1943- Jan 1944 after escalating protests and unrest. The hostile environment of the camp lead to many incarcerees renouncing their American citizenship upon the end of incarceration, a process which took 14 years to reverse if they did not wish to be deported to Japan.
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence World War II--Citizen isolation centers World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
Newell, California Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
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