Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Jim Akutsu Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-2-19)
vh Jim Akutsu Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-2-19)
JACL and labor groups vying for leadership within Puyallup Assembly Center

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

Jim Akutsu Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-2-20)
vh Jim Akutsu Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-2-20)
Attempting to improve conditions at Puyallup Assembly Center and running into resistance

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

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-76-35)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-76-35)
Trip to Puyallup Assembly Center: arranging own transportation

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

June Takahashi Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-88-21)
vh June Takahashi Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-88-21)
Conditions in Puyallup Assembly Center: barracks, food, activities
June Takahashi Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-88-19)
vh June Takahashi Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-88-19)
"Visitors" wanting to see an "Eskimo" in Puyallup Assembly Center
Gene Akutsu Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-1-10)
vh Gene Akutsu Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-1-10)
A teenager's realization that U.S. democracy "went down the drain"
Gene Akutsu Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-1-8)
vh Gene Akutsu Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-1-8)
Mass removal, and conditions in Puyallup Assembly Center: cleaning septic tanks
Gene Akutsu Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-1-9)
vh Gene Akutsu Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-1-9)
A teenager's memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: bad food, and games on the 4th of July
Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-129-14)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-129-14)
Impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington: "What the hell are they trying to do to us?"; controversy over Jimmie Sakamoto's role in Puyallup, and being sent to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming
Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-129-15)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-129-15)
Outrage expressed in newspaper columns written while in Puyallup Assembly Center may have contributed to reputation as a "troublemaker"
Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-342-12)
vh Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-342-12)
Impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Masao Watanabe Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-103-16)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-103-16)
Mother's illness in camp

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-103-15)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-103-15)
Attitude towards incarceration: "all this liberty and crap was all crap"

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
Feeling herded like cattle on the day of mass removal, first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center
Louise Kashino Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-31-13)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-31-13)
Health concerns, bad Vienna sausages in Puyallup Assembly Center

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

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