Andrew (perspectivism) wrote,
Andrew
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At least the government didn't use photographs related to this on their motivational posters! "The physical standards of life in the relocation centers have never been much above the bare subsistence level. [...] Most of these barracks are partitioned off so that a family of five or six, for example, will normally occupy a single room 25 by 20 feet. Bachelors and other unattached evacuees live mainly in unpartitioned barracks which have been established as dormitories. [...] One bath, laundry, and toilet building is available for each block of barracks and is shared by upwards of 250 people. Food is furnished by the Government for all evacuee residents. [...] Medical care is available to all evacuee residents of relocation centers without charge." -- report, War Relocation Authority, 1943
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