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This collection contains one photograph album mostly depicting life at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp in Cody, Wyoming. The album contains photographs of facilities, events, jobs, and others in the camp as well as few photographs taken during the prewar and postwar periods. Most of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Satoru Maeda (1922-2017) is a Kibei Nisei who was born in Los Angeles, California to his Issei parents immigrated from Hiroshima, Japan. He and his siblings were sent to Japan for education, and he and his brother returned to the United States prior to World War II while his sister remained in Japan. During the war, he and his parents were incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp in Cody, Wyoming on May 12, 1942 and transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center on September 21, 1943 as incarcerees who decided to return to Japan. His brother's family was incarcerated in the Gila River incarceration camp in Rivers, Arizona on May 6, 1943 and also transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center on October 3, 1943. His parents, Kumejiro and Natsu, returned to Japan on December 25, 1945 while he was further transferred to the Santa Fe Internment Camp in New Mexico on January 26, 1945. It is unknown whether he returned to Japan or remained in the United States afterwards.
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