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TITLE
Supplies for sake
 
DESCRIPTION
Supplies for sake

Original caption: "Internal security. Wine press for making sake and some sake found in evacuee apartments."
 
CONTEXT
"Then there's an instance where some guy in charge of our mess hall ordered this special kind of rice -- not the kind that's usually fed to people, but there's a special kind of rice he ordered through channels. And the shipment came in, only whoever brought the order in didn't know it was the kind of rice that you make sake from! So these guys were brewing sake in the camp [Rohwer]. Made their own still and they're brewing sake in camp from the rice that was specifically ordered through the government."
George Akimoto, in Beyond Words: Images from American's Concentration Camps
 
CREDIT
J. Bigelow
Courtesy of National Archives

 
DATE
September 1944