Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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Fred Okrand Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-15-1)
vh Fred Okrand Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-15-1)
Trying to create a test case with the ACLU to challenge the mass removal

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Toyoko Okumura Interview Segment 10 (ddr-janm-13-6-10)
vh Toyoko Okumura Interview Segment 10 (ddr-janm-13-6-10)
Terrible conditions upon arrival at Santa Anita Assembly Center: "I thought we were coming to an end"
Osamu Mori Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-93-9)
vh Osamu Mori Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-93-9)
Living conditions in camp: unsanitary latrines and bad food
Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-277)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-277)
Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive ...
Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-370-9)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-370-9)
Working in a camp mess hall

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.

Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-276)
Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive ...
Frank S. Kawana Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-367-7)
vh Frank S. Kawana Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-367-7)
A child's memories of the Santa Anita 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 ...

Joe Yamakido Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-167-5)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-167-5)
Unpleasant memories of Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, working as a trashman
Thomas Shigekuni Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-297-9)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-297-9)
Hitching rides on army trucks in camp

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.

Mits Yamasaki Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-366-19)
vh Mits Yamasaki Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-366-19)
Finding work in camp

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.

Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-309-16)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-309-16)
Hearing about the Santa Anita riot

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.

Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-276-4)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-276-4)
A three-year-old's recollections of going to camp

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 ...

Mutsu Homma Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-24-22)
vh Mutsu Homma Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-24-22)
Husband uses own money to buy equipment after being assigned as an official dentist of Santa Anita Assembly Center
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-153-43)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-153-43)
Jobs in camp

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Hy Shishino Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-386-12)
vh Hy Shishino Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-386-12)
Daily life in camp

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.

Hy Shishino Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-386-16)
vh Hy Shishino Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-386-16)
Working in the camp's mess hall

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.

Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. Thomas, September 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-13)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. Thomas, September 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-13)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. Thomas in Lawndale, California. It details his journey from the Santa Anita temporary assembly center, California, to the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, describing the route and what he saw along the way. He also describes the conditions of the incarceration camp. See ...
Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-8)
doc Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-8)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center expressing gratitude for Miller's having allowed them to store goods at his church; also thanks Miller and Reverend Clay for the lunch prepared by church members, and describes church services for Issei and for Nisei. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Letter from Rosalie Y. Obi to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, 1942 June 17 (ddr-csujad-20-9)
doc Letter from Rosalie Y. Obi to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, 1942 June 17 (ddr-csujad-20-9)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center expressing thanks to Miller and his congregation for the lunch that they provided on the day of their removal from Los Angeles, departing from the Japanese Methodist Church, May 1, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_07
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