Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
img Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
Original WRA caption: Dressed in uniform marking service in the first World War, this veteran enters Santa Anita Park assembly center for person of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
Selected article titles: "Hayakawa Replies to Open Letter-Adv." (p. 1), "Gov. Brown Snubs Asian Heritage Wk." (pp. 1-2), "Midwest District Council: Youth Workshop--Milwaukee: Nisei Evacuees Relate Camp Experiences" (p. 7), and "Japan and U.S. as Partners in a Common Future" (pp. 7, 12).
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