Internment Archives

Tule Lake Demonstration Photos

Document 00315, Page 020

Document Notes: Photos of Pro-Japan sympathizers in the Tule Lake Segregation Center. There were thousands of individuals loyal to Japan at Tule Lake after the segregation of disloyals. These photos show, among other things, military drills and ceremonies. That thousands had petitioned the government to be returned to Japan to fight against the U.S. makes one wonder what would have happened had they been allowed to run loose on the West Coast during a time when we were taking tens of thousands of casualties in the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. These folks were certified fanatics.

Page Notes: Hokoku in marching demonstration as part of send-off celebration for 171 of their members sent to Santa Fe Internment camp, 1-26-45.

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Number of Pages: 37

Date: 18 March 1945

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Date: 1945-01-26