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A report written by Community Analyst at Granada Relocation Center, Ralph McFarling primarily highlighting the inner-politics of Camp Granada (Amache). In the report McFarling discusses the status-quo at the camp and the small minority of individuals fighting it. Describes the aggravation of Selective Service among the community, especially Issei and being asked to pledge allegiance to a country which incarcerated them and would not grant them citizenship. Also discusses preferred employment at the camp and reticence of incarcerees to accept jobs at the farm or slaughter house, conflicting views on incarceration, demographics, and the different roles in community government adopted by Issei and Nisei: for a time only Issei could be block managers, and Nisei could be community council member, resulting in rivalry between the two groups. The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration Identity and values--Issei Identity and values--Nisei Identity and values--Parents World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--The journey Community activities--Associations and organizations