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A Day in the Life - August 21, 1943

A Day in the Life - August 21, 1943

 

Each of the ten concentration camps run by the War Relocation Authority had a newspaper that was edited by the prisoners, naturally under government supervision.  These papers give us a glimpse -- although just a partial one -- of life in the camps.  

This episode of Scapegoat Cities relies on the newspapers for Saturday, August 21, 1943 -- a day I chose at random -- to present a sketch of daily camp life.

Pour yourself a bowl of Post Toasties and give a listen.

 Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California, November 2, 1942.  Writers and editors work at the city desk of the Tulean Dispatch, the camp's newspaper.    

Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California, November 2, 1942.  Writers and editors work at the city desk of the Tulean Dispatch, the camp's newspaper.    

 

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Music in this episode: "Frame of Mind" by Erik Haddad, Jazzhar, "Where It Goes,"  "Don't Fence Me In" performed by Roy Rogers.

Photos courtesy of the National Archives Catalog

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