"Evacuation Day"

On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

"Evacuation Day" (217)

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Harry Ueno Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-7-9)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-7-9)
The day of mass removal: traveling to Manzanar, California, by bus

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories ...

Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-54-1)
vh Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-54-1)
"Evacuation day": trying to bring in more belongings and supplies
Rae Takekawa Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-89-19)
vh Rae Takekawa Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-89-19)
Removal from Bellevue, Washington: remembering who came to see them off at the train station
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-139-29)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-139-29)
Impact of mass removal on the Wapato Japanese community; a sergeant in charge of removal expresses sympathy, but "it was his job"
Frank Kitamoto Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-35-10)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-35-10)
Hearing stories of people's experiences: a pet dog left behind
Soldier carrying Japanese American girl (ddr-densho-34-150)
img Soldier carrying Japanese American girl (ddr-densho-34-150)
Frances Kitamoto is held by a U.S. army soldier during the exclusion of the Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
These Japanese Americans are waiting for army trucks to take them to the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From there, a special ferry will take them to Seattle, where they will be transferred to a train bound for the Manzanar concentration camp in California.
Two pages of newspaper clippings from scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-15)
doc Two pages of newspaper clippings from scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-15)
Newspaper articles, one of which is titled "Portland to Be First Jap-Free City." Newspaper unknown.
Newspaper clipping of photo of mass removal from scrapbook page (ddr-densho-72-16)
doc Newspaper clipping of photo of mass removal from scrapbook page (ddr-densho-72-16)
Newspaper photo of Ikeda family preparing for mass removal. Newspaper unknown.
Issei man boarding the bus (ddr-densho-151-108)
img Issei man boarding the bus (ddr-densho-151-108)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Just about to step into the bus for the Assembly center.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-49)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-49)
Original WRA caption: Woodland, Yolo County, California. Ten cars of evacuees of Japanese ancestry are now aboard and the doors are closed. Their Caucasian friends and the staff of the Wartime Civil Control Administration stations are watching the departure from the platform. Evacuees are leaving their homes and ranches, in a rich agricultural district, bound for ...
Japanese Americans waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-104)
img Japanese Americans waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-104)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Early comers arrive with personal effects at 2020 Van Ness Avenue as part of the contingent of 664 residents of Japanese ancestry first to be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Moving vans being packed with baggage (ddr-densho-151-203)
img Moving vans being packed with baggage (ddr-densho-151-203)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Awaiting evacuation bus, while personal effects are packed aboard moving vans. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-196)
img Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-196)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry waiting in front of the Japanese American Citizens League quarters for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly center. The man in the gray hat is reading a religious book written in Japanese.
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