Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Gene Akutsu Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-1-30)
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Reasons for answering "no-no" on so-called "loyalty questions" and revisiting decision to resist the draft
Robert Coombs Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-146-14)
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Traveling to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, choosing to live within the camp itself
Asano Terao Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-109-14)
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Bringing gifts of candy and sweets to Japanese Americans at Minidoka (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors ...

Jim Akutsu Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-2-35)
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Deciding to resist the draft; a visit from the FBI

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

Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
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Nisei male. Born 1920 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of JACL. Resettled in ...
June Takahashi Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-88-23)
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Memories of "Camp Minidoka" as a teenager: school and work
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-152-21)
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Moving to Minidoka concentration camp; several older siblings leave camp for the Midwest
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-10-28)
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Father is reunited with family, and son doesn't recognize him
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-84-35)
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Writing to social service groups outside 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.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-84-34)
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Activities of the Girls Reserve

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.

Art Abe Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-206-21)
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Father perishes in the desert outside of Minidoka concentration camp
Robert Coombs Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-146-24)
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Encountering prejudice while in Twin Falls, Idaho, buying goods for the Japanese Americans in Minidoka
Art Ishida Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-363-21)
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Transferring to Minidoka under threat of violence

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.

Connie Thorson Chandler Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-159-2)
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Early memories of the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: guard checkpoint, difference between camp inmate versus administration housing
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