Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-152-26)
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A younger sister is born in camp; mother stayed to work in camp while father went out to work in Oregon
Mas Akiyama Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-188-15)
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Visiting a friend in Minidoka: "that was the worst camp that I visited"

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-148-28)
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Receiving censored letters from father; feeling the uncertainty of future
Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-168-14)
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Leaving camp for Chicago, receiving help from contacts on the outside
Martha Nishitani Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-71-15)
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First impression of Minidoka concentration camp: "No-man's land"
Henry Miyatake Interview V (ddr-densho-1000-57)
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Nisei male. Born 1929 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Had some key childhood experiences with discrimination that made him a self-described, "independent thinker," and later, an influential figure in the Japanese American community. While a teenager in camp, he wrote and defended an essay criticizing the United States ...
Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-410-7)
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Deciding to answer "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

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 ...

Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-410-6)
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Memories of Minidoka

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.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-84-40)
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Earning money outside camp and using it to purchase items

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 38 (ddr-densho-1000-84-38)
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Problems with gossip in camp

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Jim Akutsu Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-2-29)
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Personal response to the so-called "loyalty questions"

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

Gene Akutsu Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-1-11)
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Minidoka concentration camp: armed MPs, housing and camp layout; finishing school, drafted for military service, and mail censoring
Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
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Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle. Mr. Akutsu passed away on October 6, 2011.
Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-148-24)
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Moving to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: MPs with guns, crowded conditions, dust
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