Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-350-16)
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Interacting with Japanese Americans from the Lower 48

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
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Arriving early at assembly center

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually …

Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-74-5)
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Puyallup Assembly Center, mother struggles to adjust, and teenagers learn the latest dances
Yosh Nakagawa Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-172-17)
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Memories of Puyallup Assembly Center as a child: having fun, selling newspapers
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-155-9)
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First Sunday after mass removal: father is left with an empty church; memories of visiting Japanese American friends through the barbed wire at "Camp Harmony"
Kajiko Hashisaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-201-9)
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Having a special ceremony in camp for Seattle Japanese American high school graduates
Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-142-7)
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Childhood memories of the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp: celebrating third birthday, contracting measles, "getting into a lot of mischief"
George Morihiro Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-182-18)
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Life in Puyallup Assembly Center: talking with the guards, being warned away from the fence
George Morihiro Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-182-16)
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Entering Puyallup Assembly Center: "the day you walked through that gate, you know you lost something"
Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-54-1)
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"Evacuation day": trying to bring in more belongings and supplies
Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-196-16)
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Activities at Puyallup Assembly Center: making signs

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Jim Akutsu Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-2-18)
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Conditions at Puyallup Assembly Center

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

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