minidoka relocation camp

Santa at a WWII Internment Camp - Children of Japanese-American U.S. Soldiers - Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho - 1944


“In this photo provided by the War Relocation Authority, beneath their sage-brush Christmas tree, children of Japanese American soldiers now overseas are entertained by Seiichi Hara, USO chairman at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho, Dec. 18, 1944, who as Santa Claus brought them presents from their soldier fathers fighting in the United States army. (AP Photo/Interior Department War Relocation Authority)” Source: AP Images

Minidoka Relocation Center. These two boys are rapidly developing a love for a sport which is entirely new to them…sledding. Teshie Boi (Left), Henry Kumasaka ®. 12/09/1942

Francis Stewart, photographer. From the series: Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority

Two boys trying to make the best out of life while in a Japanese-American internment camp. A snowday find submitted to us via twitter:

Here’s one for #snowday. Boys on sled @ Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho, Dec 1942 @minidokapilgrim @TodaysDocument

— Noriko (@apacurator)

March 3, 2014