Fort Lincoln (Bismarck)

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
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Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is …
An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi (ddr-csujad-29-58)
vh An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi (ddr-csujad-29-58)
Issei Buddhist bishop and superintendent of Kayasan Temple in Little Tokyo since 1931 recounts his wartime experiences and internment at Fort Missoula, Montana; Livingstone, Louisiana; and Crystal City, Texas. Transcribed in both Japanese and English. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in …
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
Selected article titles: "Dept. of Justice: Status of Renunciants Defined by Rothestein" (pp. 1-2), "WRA Closes Quarters of Hoshi, Hokoku Seinen Dan" (pp. 1-2), "Excludees Now Able to Relocated East and South" (p. 2), and "Contact with Japan Through Red Cross" (p. 4).
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Akiko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-2)
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Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Akiko Miyagi. Akiko tells about a sandstorm on July 3rd, how her younger brother Donald can now say "goodbye" and how the tempature in Arizona is very hot. Per donor, this letter was written by the older sister Takeko (aged 9) for Akiko (aged 3).
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-3)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-3)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Takeko Miyagi. Takeko writes about how her brother just turned 7 months old, how she hopes her father enjoyed the postcards from her younger sisters Akiko and Yoko, and tells him about going to school.
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-4)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-4)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Takeko Miyagi. Takeko writes about receiving candy from Yuhachi, how her sister, Akiko, was excited about the last telegram they received from him, and a watermelon the family bought.
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Yoko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-1)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Yoko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-1)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Yoko Miyagi. Yoko writes about how her sister Akiko misses him and wants him to join the family soon. Yoko also writes about her her brother Donald stood up for the first time on July 1st. Per donor, this letter was written by the older sister Takeko (aged 9) …
An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-57-1)
vh An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-57-1)
Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Translated into …
An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-58-1)
vh An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-58-1)
Issei Buddhist bishop and superintendent of Kayasan Temple in Little Tokyo since 1931 recounts his wartime experiences and internment at Fort Missoula, Montana; Livingstone, Louisiana; and Crystal City, Texas. Transcribed in both Japanese and English. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Audio is found in …
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-154-29)
vh Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-154-29)
Hearing news of the end of the war; father did not believe that Japan had surrendered
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-154-25)
vh Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-154-25)
Transferred with brother to Bismarck, North Dakota, a Department of Justice camp
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-154-26)
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Conditions in Bismarck internment camp: meeting people from other countries, swimming in a heated pool
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-154-28)
vh Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-154-28)
Passing the time in Bismarck internment camp: playing baseball, studying Japanese language
Hitoshi
vh Hitoshi "Hank" Naito Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-286-25)
Recalling Japanese Americans discussing wartime circumstances (audio-only)
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-154-27)
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Undergoing an interview prior to expatriation: questioned regarding possibly joining the Japanese Imperial Army
Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-154-24)
vh Arthur Ogami Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-154-24)
Given very little notice of impending transfer to Bismarck, North Dakota, a Department of Justice camp
Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-274-21)
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Sports and recreational activities at Bismarck

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Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-274-23)
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Interacting with German prisoners of war

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Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-274-20)
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Receiving a hearing while in Bismarck

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Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-274-19)
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First impressions of Bismarck

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Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-274-18)
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The train ride to Bismarck: rumors about being sent to death

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