Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Herald and News

Lee Juillerate, the Herald and News [Klamath Falls, OR] regional editor, mentions the Minidoka book in a story posted Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, "Books for the holidays."
‘Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp’
"The Klamath Basin continues to deal with the legacy generated by the Tule Lake Detention-Segregation Camp near present-day Newell during World War II. Tule Lake was the most notorious camp because it was the nation’s only detention center. Among the nine other camps was Minidoka in Idaho. In “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp,” photo-journalist Teresa Tamura’s words are wonderfully supplemented by historic and current photographs of camp life and its people, including some camp workers.
"Because families were moved between camps, Tule Lake plays a role in the Minidoka story, a story that includes families like the Yamaguchis, Itos and Oyamas. Some stories are heart-breaking, but more are inspirational, of people who overcame adversity to create post-war careers. The book should prove of interest for people interested in Camp Tule Lake, and possibly serve as a blueprint for a future book about those incarcerated at Tule Lake.
"'Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp,' $27.95, Caxton Press,"

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