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After December 7, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers where in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. These camps were open from October, 1943, to November, 1945, with over 16,000 Japanese Americans having been incarcerated during that period. Hazel Linam Retherford was born on January 27, 1906. During World War II, she was a teacher at both the Jerome and Rohwer Japanese relocation centers in Arkansas, eventually helping to close both centers. She later went to Washington, District of Columbia, to complete War Relocation Authority records on the camps.

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Ochial, Toorv
Q 54-C-1
Crystal City Internment Camp
Crystal City, Texas
Civilian Internee
Postage Free
Sixth Grade Class of 23-2-_
c/o Mrs. H. Ratherford
J.R.C.
Denson,
RECEIVED APR 6 1944 W.R.A. DENSON, ARK
Easter Greetings
Just a thought
sent in remembrance,
Just a wish
that every part
Of the joyful,
hopeful Easter
May Mean Springtime
in your heart!
Tooru

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000643

Collection

Hazel Retherford Papers, MS.000643

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Correspondence to Hazel Retherford and the sixth grade class of 23-2 at Jerome Relocation Center from Taoru Ochiai, Hazel Retherford papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Correspondence to Hazel Retherford and the sixth grade class of 23-2 at Jerome Relocation Center from Taoru Ochiai

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