Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Henry Miyatake Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-55)
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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' ...
Asano Terao Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-109-13)
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Obtaining a permit to travel to visit Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (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 in ...

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-109-15)
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Description of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (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 in English in order to recreate ...

Jim Akutsu Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-2-33)
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JACL "spies" in camp

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

Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-9-12)
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Moving to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: "It was just hotter than blazes"
Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-148-26)
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Attending a makeshift high school in camp: "it was a very sparse situation"
Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-41-22)
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Student relocation to the Midwest: problems with sponsoring family
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-34-10)
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Meeting new people upon arrival at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-112-18)
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Difficulties taking care of children in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-213-13)
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Attending school in camp and learning civics: "this doesn't make sense"
Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-54-15)
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Civic lessons in camp, struggling with school rules and regulations
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