Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp

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Welcome
Clara Breed
[Departure 
for Camp]
Life in Camp
Returning Home
FAQ
 
Departure for Camp
 
Postcard 1 | Postcard 2
 
Home Movies
[Internees arriving 
camps]
Photo Credits:
Collection of Jack and Peggy Iwata (93.102.127)
Collection of Jack and Peggy Iwata (93.102.8)
War Relocation Authority Photo,
Courtesy of Dr. Toshio Yatsushiro and Lily Koyama (93.99.76)
Oral History
 
The concentration camps were hastily constructed facilities for housing Japanese Americans forcibly removed from their homes and businesses on the West Coast during World War II. Located in isolated areas of the United States on either desert or swampland, the camps were usually surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by armed sentries. Most inmates were transported between April and September 1942. In all, over 120,000 Japanese Americans served time in these camps.
 
 


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