Internee Correspondence Selections #3: Letter Officer in Charge About Return to Seattle

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Internee Correspondence Selections #3: Letter Officer in Charge About Return to Seattle


Japanese Internment During World War II; Remarks after release; Plans for the future


The following are segments of a letter written by Mr. Geo. Shichitaro Fujii to James O'Rourke. In the first selection, he thanks Mr. O'Rourke for helping him and his family during his stay "there," the Crystal City Internment Camp, and for helping him recover his freedom. He describes his journey back to Seattle in detail, and expresses once more his gratitude for him and all of his officers, "for this perfect help on this trip." In the second selection, he ends the letter saying that he will visit O'Rourke one day to thank him in person and catch up once things return to normal.


Shichitaro Fujii


March 19th, 1945




Personal Correspondence


Crystal City Internment Camp, Crystal City, Texas




Dolph Brisco Center for American History


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O'Rourke (James) Crystal City Internment Camp Papers, Box 2.325/B101b, 1937-1950, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Shichitaro Fujii, “Internee Correspondence Selections #3: Letter Officer in Charge About Return to Seattle,” Subverting Silence: Uplifting Marginalized Conversations, accessed August 15, 2022,

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