Seattle, Washington hearings

Hearings were held by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in Seattle, Washington, on September 9-11, 1981. Written testimonies were submitted by former camp inmates and others, and some individuals were chosen to testify in person before the Commission. The hearings were conducted in 20 cities across the nation, and in 1982 the CWRIC issued its report 'Personal Justice Denied.' Ultimately, the CWRIC recommended, among other things, $20,000 individual compensation to those incarcerated and a formal government apology.

Redress and reparations (254)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (10)
Hearings (36)
Seattle, Washington hearings (192)

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Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-335)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-335)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II internment of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty ...
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-373)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-373)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty ...
Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
doc Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
Written testimony of Rev. Paul Makoto Nagano. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress."
Testimony of A.W. Beeman (ddr-densho-67-244)
doc Testimony of A.W. Beeman (ddr-densho-67-244)
Written testimony of Br. General A.W. Beeman U.S.A. Ret. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations."
Testimony of Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
doc Testimony of Rose Inouye (ddr-densho-67-271)
Written testimony of Rose Inouye, born in Florin, California. Incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center, California, the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
doc Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
Written testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates of Cheney, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "WRA Policies, Effects of 'Loyalty' Oath."
Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
doc Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
Written testimony of Jim H. Akutsu of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Testimony of Anthony M. Mitrovich (ddr-densho-67-223)
doc Testimony of Anthony M. Mitrovich (ddr-densho-67-223)
Written testimony of Anthony M. Mitrovich. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate and Comparison of Centers."
Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
Written testimony of Kimiko Nakamura of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Gunnar Olsborg (ddr-densho-67-214)
doc Testimony of Gunnar Olsborg (ddr-densho-67-214)
Written testimony of Gunnar Olsborg. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation."
Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
doc Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Floyd Schmoe (ddr-densho-67-224)
doc Testimony of Floyd Schmoe (ddr-densho-67-224)
Written testimony of Floyd Schmoe of the American Friends Service Committee. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate and Comparison of Centers."
Testimony of Mitsue Furuta (ddr-densho-67-274)
doc Testimony of Mitsue Furuta (ddr-densho-67-274)
Written testimony of Mitsue Furuta of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
doc Testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen (ddr-densho-67-136)
Written testimony of Hon. Kent Pullen, Sentator, Washington State Senate. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."
Testimony of Jeff Caden (ddr-densho-67-196)
doc Testimony of Jeff Caden (ddr-densho-67-196)
Written testimony of Jeff Caden, representing the Fellowship of Reconciliation. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss."
Testimony of James P. Egawa (ddr-densho-67-210)
doc Testimony of James P. Egawa (ddr-densho-67-210)
Written testimony of James P. Egawa of Tacoma, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Charles Davis, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ddr-densho-67-232)
doc Testimony of Charles Davis, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ddr-densho-67-232)
Written testimony of Charles Davis, Executive Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Oregon Area Witnesses."
Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-295)
doc Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-295)
Written testimony of Minoru Masuda, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Paper titled: "Japanese Americans: Injury and Redress." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of James M. Itami (ddr-densho-67-278)
doc Testimony of James M. Itami (ddr-densho-67-278)
Written testimony of James M. Itami of Sumner, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
doc Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
Written testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
doc Testimony of Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
Written testimony of Ken Nakano, Seattle JACL historian and Lake Washington Redress Chairman. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
doc Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
Written testimony of Misao Sakamoto of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
doc Testimony of Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
Written testimony of Yoshio Tomita, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
doc Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
Written testimony of Roy Soejima, born in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hiro Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-190)
doc Testimony of Hiro Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-190)
Written testimony of Hiro Nishimura of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans."
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