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Honouliuli’s POWs: Making Connections, Generating Changes

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Title:Honouliuli’s POWs: Making Connections, Generating Changes
Authors:Falgout, Suzanne
Keywords:Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp
Date Issued:2014
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi Press
Citation:Falgout, S. (2014) Honouliuli’s POWs: Making Connections, Generating Changes. In S. Falgout and L. Nishigaya (Eds.), Breaking the Silence: Lessons of Democracy and Social Justice from the World War II Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp in Hawai‘i, vol. 44, (110-147).
Abstract:Immediately adjacent to Honouliuli’s internment camp was Hawaii's largest prisoner of war camp. It housed as many as 4,000 or more Japanese, Okinawans, Koreans, and Filipinos sent from various locations in the Pacific Theater, plus Italians picked up from the Atlantic Theater. The Camp served as an important base camp and also as a main transit point for those sent to destinations on the US mainland.

Although framed within wider Geneva Convention and US military guidelines for the humane treatment of prisoners, conditions of imprisonment differed significantly from one group to another and also changed over time. Those differences were largely dependent on ethnic backgrounds, wartime political statuses, and the reputations of various POW groups. They were also significantly affected by connections made between POWs and the US military, some with internees of their own ethnic groups in the camp, and especially with members of the local community.

This paper examines those varying conditions of imprisonment. It also describes the significance of transnational, national, and local connections made by Honouliuli’s POWs.

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Pages/Duration:38 pages
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Journal:Social Process in Hawaii
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Falgout, Suzanne

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