• View through the barbed wire from inside the camp looking east.


    National Historic Site ID,WA


Mess Hall at Minidoka Relocation Center

One of the over 430 mess halls handling over 9000 people.

Johnson & Son

Families gathering around the dinner table was one of the customs that was changed when people were put into the Minidoka Relocation Center.

Learn more about how family life was affected.

Family, Foods, and Dining


Did You Know?

WWII Documents

All war rationing applied to U.S. civilians were also practiced in relocation centers. They were allotted sugar, coffee, and ration points using regulations governing all civilian institutions. Food costs at the centers did not exceed 45c per person per day and sometimes went as low as 31c.