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Photograph shows evacuees boarding a train at Santa Anita Temporary Relocation camp en route to an incarceration camp. Caption on album page: "Evacuees boarding a special train at Santa Anita (California) Assembly Center enroute to a War Relocation Center. Great care was exercised for the comfort of the evacuees traveling from Assembly Centers to War Relocation Centers. Each train carried a Caucasian physician and two nurses. Pullman cars, as needed, were furnished with each train to provide special accomodation for the aged, the infirm and mothers with infants." SANTA ANITA PHOTO NO. 767A black and white, 8 x 10 in. 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.