Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Hideko Kitamoto, Age 6, Waits While Her Family is Registered

Due to the confusion and haste of this time many Islanders had to go to the Civilian Control Office several times to clarify how they were to take care of their personal effects, homes, land, and crops. In the end they received little assistance from the government.

(Credit: Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection)