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Food served in mess hall
Food served in mess hall

Original caption: "Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Meals are being served cafeteria style at this War Relocation Authority center."
"You know what we got hungry for more than anything else? Food. We got so tired of the camp food. And it got so we couldn't stand looking at the women's magazines with all the jellos and cakes. We wanted to go home and bake a cake or something. Oh yes, we just go so tired of camp food. They just handed you a tin plate all mixed up in one."
Lili Sasaki, in Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps
Clem Albers
Courtesy of National Archives
April 2, 1942