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Kataoka leaving Heart Mountain for Japan
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photograph of a group of people outside gathering to see off Kataoka who is leaving the Heart Mountain camp for the Tule Lake Segregation Center to return to Japan. The back side reads: Kataoka, August 24, Leave for Japan. Photo from: Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album (csudh_mae_0001), page 37.
Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album complied by a Kibei Nisei who was incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp in Cody, Wyoming, transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Newell, California, and sent to the Santa Fe Internment Camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico during World War II. It contains photographs mostly taken in the Heart Mountain camp, documenting life in the camp during World War II. Photographed are the facilities, jobs, sports events, and social activities at the camp. Included are interiors of a mess hall, laundry room, shower room, washroom, barber, and offices, buildings and workers of a fire station and police station, ambulance, electric panels, guard tower, livestock, construction sites including an irrigation canal or possibly the Heart Mountain Canal constructed by incarcerees, timber and farm workers, sports events for judo, baseball, and sumo, Bon dance, music performance, calligraphy class, and a trip to Yellowstone National Park. There are also photographs of the incarcerees who are being sent from the Heart Mountain camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and group photographs of male internees, presumably Issei and Kibei Nisei, in the Santa Fe Internment Camp in New Mexico as well as few photographs taken during the prewar time period.
Photographs; Albums
black and white, 2.5 x 3.5 inches
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Renunciation of citizenship
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
Cody, Wyoming
Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album

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