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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9380) 9 days ago
Just as odd note from 1944:
A joint meeting of the teachers of the city schools, the State Industrial School, and the college and high school was held in the activity room of Custer county high school on Tuesday evening. After a general discussion on better cooperation between teaching groups, the meeting was turned over to the Rev. John B. Fitz, who related in a most delightful manner, his experiences and observations on his trip to the Heart Mountain Relocation center in Wyoming.
"Delightful? What a bizarre way of describing it."
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Posted by David Schott (+13170) 8 days ago
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Time has a way of washing away the delight.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12600) 8 days ago
One of the more amusing anecdotes that Rev. Fitz spoke about was this: "The internees would go to the creek and catch a catfish. They would skin it, cut the meat up into small pieces, place them on top of small balls of rice, and eat them raw! It was most astounding!"
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9380) 7 days ago
Do you have a copy of Rev. Fitz's remarks from somewhere? I'd love to see them.
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Posted by David Schott (+13170) 7 days ago
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I think he was being a wiseguy.
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