"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" (224)

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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.
Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1010-8-16)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1010-8-16)
Memories of "evacuation day"; bringing a bicycle to camp

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Masako Yoshida Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-153-12)
vh Masako Yoshida Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-153-12)
The day of mass removal: "we were not to show too much emotion"
Kay Matsuoka Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-48-19)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-48-19)
Memories of "evacuation day": "...Just like these movies when they go to jail, it was just like that"
Martha Nishitani Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-71-14)
vh Martha Nishitani Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-71-14)
Removal from Seattle; "Hundreds of little black heads ... they all looked alike"
Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
doc Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
Oral history interview with Martha Kajiwara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJIWARA_MARTHA
Trucks preparing to transport
img Trucks preparing to transport "hand luggage" to assigned assembly centers (ddr-csujad-7-5)
Trucks preparing to transport "hand luggage" to assigned assembly centers, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f05
Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
img Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
A Japanese American family is loaded with their belongings onto the back of an army truck for transport to the Eagledale ferry dock for exclusion from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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