Minidoka Relocation Center
August 16, 1942 to October 26, 1945
Here 10,000 Japanese American victims of war-time hysteria occupied a 950-acre camp, living a bleak, humiliating life in tarpaper barracks, behind barbed wire and under armed guard.
May these camps serve to remind us what can happen when other factors supersede the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens and aliens living in this country.
In front of you stands the waiting room, which was often filled with visitors anxious to see and give support to friends and family restricted to life within the camp. To your left stand the guard house where all movement in and out of the Relocation Center was monitored.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • War, World II.
Location. 42° 40.674′ N, 114°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soothing Waters (here, next to this marker); On Guard (a few steps from this marker); Minidoka National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); A Question of Loyalty (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbols of Imprisonment (within shouting distance of this marker); Running a Camp (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Censored Mail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
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