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Title
Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, October 5, 1942
Creator
Fujita, Henry Katsumi: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1942-10-05
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
For copyright information please refer to the contributing institution.
Description
Describes in detail the long train ride from Sept. 15-18 between Merced and the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp: the layout of the train cars, times to different towns, tunnels and coal smoke, eating and sleeping arrangements, military troops and equipment staged along the railway, desert scenery, late arrival at Amache, an extra night aboard the train, moving into their barracks, their first bath/shower in 4 days, layout of the camp, barrack construction, mess halls, laundry shower-toilet bldgs., apt. furnishings, building furniture from lumber pile for the future high school, and personal items that the Davis’s were taking care of for the Fujitas back in Petaluma. Unfortunately, the 2 hand-drawn maps of Amache that Henry Fujita refers to are missing along with many other letters like this that Henry Fujita narrated while his wife, Ann Fujita, typed.
4 pages, typescript
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
lp028-08-014
ark:/13030/c8vt1vf3
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/580
Language
English
Subject
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Incarceration camps--The journey
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
Place
Amache, Colorado
Incarceration Camps
Granada (Amache)
Source
Sonoma State University Library, Rohnert Park, California;
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Fujita Family Collection

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