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Hisako Hibi


Hisako Hibi - "Tanforan Assembly Center"

Hisako went to the Tanforan Assembly Center before going to Topaz concentration camp. The assembly center used to be a racetrack. And, as you can see, the buildings in the picture are huddled together inside this racetrack. The closeness of the buildings communicates the feeling of being cramped and uncomfortable, things that the prisoners felt often.

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Hisako Hibi - "Tanforan Assembly Center"
uploaded by eishida
Description Unframed, stretched canvas. | Image of crowded rows of dark barracks in and around dirt racetrack at Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, California. A blue bird flies overhead, … More »

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