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World War, 1939-1945-- Japanese Internment Camps

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Matsuura Saburo Letter

Identifier: SC 01574
Scope and Contents One page letter written in Japanese on a pre-printed "Internee of War" airmail letter sheet. Saburo is a Japanese Peruvian businessman who was expelled, along with his family, from Peru during the war and sent to an American interment camp because the Peruvian government deemed him and his family a risk to their national security. The Saburo family was relocated to the Crystal City Interment Camp in Crystal City, Texas. The letter is addressed to his mother and reports family activities...

Thelma Kawakami Japanese-American Internment Camp Letters

Identifier: SC 00081
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written to and from Japanese-American families in Internment Camps during the last year of World War II. Letters present are related to camps at Poston, Arizona and Granada, Colorado. Some of the letters are in Japanese. The majority of the letters are written to Mr. and Mrs. K. Kawakami, from their daughter Thelma working at the University of Minnesota. These letters provide status updates on family members outside of the camp, and discussion of others...