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"Murder in Camp Manzanar," written by Joe Kurihara, recounts the incident in which Harry Ueno, a kitchen worker, was accused of assaulting Fred Tayama, JACL member and accused "informant." Kitchen Workers Union members and Manzanar residents went to administration to demand the release from jail of Ueno and soldiers fired on crowd, killing one person. Members of the Kitchen Workers Union Committee taken to jail, later to Moab, Utah. They believed they were not given a fair trial and were barred from returning to Manzanar, Apr. 16, 1943, Manzanar concentration camp, California.

Courtesy of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, University of Washington Libraries microfilm A7378, Reel 3, Box 3, Frames 0053-0080, Items 2823-2850

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