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マンザナ日記 = Manzanar diary
Fukuwa, Hiroshi, 1914-2013: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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One diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, a Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California. His diary starts from his departing day from Los Angeles to move into the Manzanar incarceration camp as one of the first group of volunteer incacerees. He was transferred to the Gila River camp, Arizona, to join his brother's family, and segregated into the Tule Lake camp in California, later. It details his experiences during his incarceration in the three camps, Manzanar, Gila River, and Tule Lake. Descriptions include trips to the camps, living conditions, jobs, events, and incidents, reflecting a Kibei's perspective. The diary was written after he was incarcerated in the Gila River camp in Arizona. English translation is found in item: csudh_hrs_0002.
The Hiroshi Fukuwa Manzanar Diary consists of a diary written by Hiroshi Ted Fukuwa, Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California, along with newsletters, clippings, and handwritten notes created/collected during his incarceration. His diary details his experiences during World War II, starting from the day when he left Los Angeles for the Manzanar incarceration camp in California and including his transfer to the Gila River camp in Arizona and segregation in the Tule Lake camp in California. The diary describes trips to the camps, construction of facilities, living conditions, work and salaries, events, incidents and accidents, reflecting a Kibei perspective. All materials in this collection are born-analog objects (digitized materials) only; the physical carriers (physical materials) remain with the donor.
298 pages
Identity and values--Kibei
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--'Evacuation Day
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Japanese American community responses
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence--Manzanar riot/uprising
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence--Tule Lake strike
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake
World War II--Incarceration camps--Construction
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
Rivers, Arizona
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Incarceration Camps--Gila River
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Hiroshi Fukuwa Manzanar Diary

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