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Woodblock print created by a Hunt art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato, 1943.
Woodblock print created by a Hunt art student of Fumi Haraguchi Kato, 1943.

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Baseball at Center Field

Baseball played a key role in sustaining the 13,000 Japanese Nikkei (Americans citizens and legal resident aliens) who were incarcerated at Minidoka War Relocation Center from 1943-1945.
Baseball served as a glue to bring people together and provided bridges to communities outside the barbed-wire fence. After the war, many former incarcerees have continued to exclaim, "Baseball saved us."

 
The reconstructed Honor Roll at Minidoka NHS
The modern recreation of the Honor Roll.

NPS

Learn about the original Honor Roll.

One of the first things that you see as you enter Minidoka National Historic Site is a large three panel structure topped with a Bald Eagle cutout with bright yellow and dark brown wings and a white head: the Minidoka Honor Roll.



 

Contact the National Archives

The National Archives Access to Archival Databases (AAD) is the best
online site to find information about Japanese Americans incarcerated at the
ten relocation centers. Here's the link to the database: National Archives

 

Last updated: January 24, 2018

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