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[Significant factors in requests for repatriation and expatriation]
United States. War Relocation Authority. Community Analysis Section: publisher
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Report on the influx of repatriation to Japan requests from Manzanar Incarceration Camp. Report describes camp life in Tule Lake compared to Manzanar, special concerns with Kibei and Issei individuals, the draft, and family dilemma related to repatriation.
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.
8 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority--Community Analysis Section
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation
Identity and values--Kibei
Identity and values--Japanese American identity
Identity and values--Issei
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers

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