• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Description
  • This is an undated document written by Gordon Hirabayashi some time after his incarceration in the Tucson Prison Camp. It may have been written between December 1943 and December 2011. It is unclear what the document was intended for, although there is some organization to it. Also, the document seems to be incomplete as it ends in the middle of a sentence on the eighth page. Gordon begins the document describing the conflict of faith he had, ... more
    This is an undated document written by Gordon Hirabayashi some time after his incarceration in the Tucson Prison Camp. It may have been written between December 1943 and December 2011. It is unclear what the document was intended for, although there is some organization to it. Also, the document seems to be incomplete as it ends in the middle of a sentence on the eighth page. Gordon begins the document describing the conflict of faith he had, "During the darkest days in prison, when it felt like I had been here behind bars all my life, just as when I looked at the bleak future, I felt that life behind bars would continue forever." Towards the end of the document he continues, "Am I any longer able to stand unquestioningly behind the constitution? It was not only me, there were 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in concentration camps solely on the basis of ancestry." He changes the time period during his exposition and to provide some background information on his family... less
  • Format
  • Text
    Manuscript
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014