Former Internees Trek to Minidoka Relocation Center

This is one of the camps where my dad, his older brother and nieces and nephew were imprisoned in during World War II. One nephew (my cousin Bobby) also died here in 1943.

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Former Internees Trek to Minidoka Relocation Center

Minidoka Pilgrimage

DREW NASH • TIMES-NEWS National Park Service guide Anna Tamura, center, speaks during a tour June 22, 2013 at the Minidoka Internment Camp near Eden. Around 200 people made the annual trip this year.

EDEN • Louise Kashino remembers windy days as a teenager at the Minidoka Relocation Center when the dust would fly up and sting her eyes.

At the camp surrounded by barbed wire, it would make it hard to see anything.

Saturday, the weather conditions were much the same as in the 1940s, as the wind whipped the tall grass at what’s now the Minidoka National Historic Site.

But Kashino – who is in her 80s and lives in Seattle – said when she comes back to visit what was once…

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3 thoughts on “Former Internees Trek to Minidoka Relocation Center”

  1. I often think of a local doctor who lived in one of those camps. He wrote a wonderful book about his experiences. I too pray something like this doesn’t happen again.

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