Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1012-5-2)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1012-5-2)
First impressions of camp: "the camps were certainly not good for families" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions ...

George S. Matsui Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1008-2-7)
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Bad food in camp

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Mutsu Homma Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-24-28)
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Living alongside belongings of famous actors and actresses
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 41 (ddr-densho-1000-153-41)
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Memories of mass removal: traveling to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, becoming head of the "vegetable department" at Santa Anita

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 ...

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-153-44)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-153-44)
Keeping busy to pass the time in assembly center, trying not to feel too angry

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 ...

Frank Sumida Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-261-16)
vh Frank Sumida Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-261-16)
Working as a debt collector for an organized gambling operation 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 ...

Kay Uno Kaneko Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-282-13)
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Memories of camp: attending school, receiving letters from father

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 ...

Yuriko Hohri Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-353-11)
vh Yuriko Hohri Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-353-11)
Memories of Santa Anita

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.

Frank K. Omatsu Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-373-13)
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Daily life in Santa Anita

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.

Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-274-25)
vh Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-274-25)
Rejoining family in Santa Anita

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.

Christie O. Ichikawa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-383-12)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-383-12)
First arriving in 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 of the ...

Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-374-14)
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Social activities 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.

Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 24 (July 8, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-24)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 24 (July 8, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-24)
Santa Anita Pacemaker newspaper Volume 1, Number 24 (July 8, 1942).
Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 34 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-34)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 34 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-34)
Santa Anita Pacemaker newspaper Volume 1, Number 34 (August 15, 1942).
Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 49 (October 5, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-49)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker: Vol. 1, No. 49 (October 5, 1942) (ddr-janm-5-49)
Santa Anita Pacemaker newspaper Volume 1, Number 49 (October 5, 1942).
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