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Title
Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese]
Creator
Okine, Makoto: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1945-10-12
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Permission to publish the image must be obtained from the CSUDH Archives as owner of the physical item and copyright. In instances when the copyright ownership is not clear it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission.
Description
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. It appears that he writes from Italy where he is stationed as a U. S. Army solder. He assumes that many people has left the Rohwer incarceration camp and it appears empty. He mentions that his brother, Masao's request [probably for the military family allowance] would be accepted. He has not been informed when he is going to be discharged but assumes that it would be around September 1946. He writes about his willingness to help his father after he returns home.
The Okine Collection contains materials collected by Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine who were Issei flower growers in Whittier, California. It includes correspondence, photographs, financial documents, and a photo album. A large portion of the collection consists of family correspondence with Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, including letters from their Nisei children, Masao and Makoto Okine, both soldiers overseas during World War II, to their Issei parents incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. The correspondence also includes letters from their relatives and friends who are former incarcerees in the camps during the war and have “resettled” in Chicago, Illinois as well as letters from the Okines’ family members in Hiroshima, Japan during the Allied occupation of Japan. In addition, the collection includes a family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, a Nisei daughter to the Okines.
Type
text
Format
Correspondence
1 page, 5.25 x 7 inches, handwritten
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_31_002
csudh_oki_0182
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/13831
Language
Japanese
Subject
World War II--Leaving camp--Returning home
World War II--Military service--442nd Regimental Combat Team
Military service--Post-World War II service
Identity and values--Nisei
Place
Italy]
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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