"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.

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Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1012-2-8)
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Watching family and friends leave for camp (audio only)

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Yaeko Yoshihara Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-17-4)
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Remembering the day of mass removal

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Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1001-9-7)
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Feeling ashamed on day of mass removal: "I didn't want to look at anybody I knew there"
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-66-12)
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The journey to assembly center by ferry and train

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Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
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Memories of mass removal: "Gee, where's my rights? What's happening to me?"
Kazie Good Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-429-5)
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The day of mass removal, feeling that there were no other options
Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
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Feeling herded like cattle on the day of mass removal, first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center
Walt Woodward Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-104-6)
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Recalling the mass removal: "The soldiers were the ones that were crying"
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-139-26)
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Vivid memories of the day of mass removal: helping the GIs with the move, sadness of father, the sound of the gate closing upon arrival at assembly center
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