Many internees to want to mention Tule Lake, it leaves a bad taste in their mouths. Jimi Yamaichi recounts that over 120,000 japanese-Americans were interned and 26,000 of them were at Tule Lake Internment and Tule Lake Segregation Centers at one time or another. 14,000 to 15,000 internees were in camp before Segregation. 4,000 to 5,000 of these answered no-no on the loyalty oath, the most of any camp. The Government intended Poston, Arizona to became the Segregation facility for " No - No's." Since Tule Lake had so many "No-No", 10,000 "Yes-Yes" were moved out of camp and upwards of 15,000 "No -No" arrived from other camps. This brought the maximum Tule Lake internment at any given time to 18,700.
In the Summer of 1944 10 more blocks were added, mainly for Manzanar bachelors. Filmed and edited by Anders Tomlinson. Produced by Anders Tomlinson and Jimi Yamaichi. ©2013 Anders Tomlinson and Jimi Yamaichi, all rights reserved.
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