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This internment camp closed in October 15, 1945.
Peak population 7318.
31 Japanese Americans from Amache volunteered and lost their lives in World War II. In 1942 Amache was the tenth largest city in Colorado. Today Amache is a ghost town. The "Americanization" of the Japanese included an educational system for both children and adults.
Amache's peak population was 7,318.
Minidoka Internment 1942 The camp at Minidoka was almost a independent Japanese American community complete with vegetable gardens and hog and chicken farms. The Minidoka Internment Camp had a total population of about 13,000 internees held from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
This is an image of the Amache Internment Camp.
Jerome Oct 6, 1942 population: 16,000 Japanese Americans closed: Jun 29, 1944 Interesting events: On January 1943 Hundreds of nesei peacefully marched to the camp director's building and petitioned against the program.
It was in operation from September 18, 1942 until November 30, 1944, and held as many as 8,475 Japanese Americans forcibly evacuated from California no ritots noted
Topaz September 11, 1942 population: about 8,000 dates: opened: September 11, 1942 closed: October 1945 fact: On 11 April 1943 James Wakasa, age 63, was shot by a guard when he was standing near the southwest section of the fence.
This internment camp opened in August 24, 1942.
Heart Mountain from August 1942 13,997 internees passed through the Heart Mountain . More than 800 from Heart Mountain served in the military, becoming members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service.
Gila River Camp Jul 20, 1942 to Nov 1944 Construction of the camp began on May 1, 1942. Life at Gila River appeared to be the most relaxed of all the camps. Only one watchtower was erected and the barbed-wire fences were removed early on. Population: 13,348
Manzanar Internment Camp Jul 1, 1942 500 acres The population depended on the year but the total number of people who lived in Manzanar was 11,070 people. There was a riot in 1942. In Manzanar there was a newspaper called the Manzanar free press. The weather was extremely harsh Around two thirds of the camps population were Americans by birth. The site didn't mention when it closed
Notes: Tule Lake became a Segregation Center Tule Lake was the largest and most controversial of the ten War Relocation Authority WRA camps Opened on: May 26, 1942 Closed on: March 28, 1946 Peak population: 18,700
Dates: Opening Date May 8, 1942 Closing Date November 28, 1945 Population: 17,814 people Size: 71,000-acre site Climate: Desert; perhaps the hottest of all camps
This made it so the Japanese couldn't make money to support their families. This made it hard for them to not be able to have a living that made enough money.
This made it so the only Japanese to immigrate to the United States, were women who were married or engaged to men already in the States. Family members of these men were allowed to immigrate as well.
This Act made it so the Chinese could not come to the Sates. Therefor, the Americans had no cheap labor, so then they had to let the Japanese come and take their place.