"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" (227)

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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
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
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"
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
img Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families at a camp. The baggage belongs to "Y. Takemoto" and "Kobori, Miyoko." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f11
Mother with children on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-181)
img Mother with children on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-181)
Shigeko Kitamoto with her children (L to R) Jane, Frances, and Frank Kitamoto.
Mass removal from Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-34-2)
img Mass removal from Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-34-2)
Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children, Jane, Frances and Frank, wait to board a special ferry to Seattle, Washington. Bainbridge Island, Washington was evacuated on March 30, 1942. It was one of the first communities on the West Coast to be evacuated presumably due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yards.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-22)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-22)
Fumi Hayashida holding her sleeping daughter, Natalie.
Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
img Military zone sign (ddr-densho-37-454)
Original WRA caption: Lancaster, California. Sign on main street designating military zone.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancesty wait for the bus which will take them to the Salinas Assembly center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Mass removal instructions document from page of scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-40)
doc Mass removal instructions document from page of scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-40)
Mass removal instructions by the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. From page of "Scrapbook: 1943-45."
Personal identification tag (ddr-densho-287-1)
doc Personal identification tag (ddr-densho-287-1)
Tag worn by Molly Kageyama Maeda during mass removal from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Nisei boy sitting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-265)
img Nisei boy sitting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-265)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Young high school boy of Japanese ancestry at Wartime Civil Control Administration station awaiting evacuation bus. He is a member of the first contingent of over 600 persons to be evacuated from San Francisco.
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