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 (813)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (55)
Hearings (134)
Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

202 items
Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
doc Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
Written testimony of Hideo Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
doc Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
Written testimony of Lois Kaneko, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in 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 Thomas Scott (ddr-densho-67-203)
doc Testimony of Thomas Scott (ddr-densho-67-203)
Written testimony of Thomas Scott. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe (ddr-densho-67-146)
doc Testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe (ddr-densho-67-146)
Written testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe of Hawaii. 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 Phillip H. Ginsberg, American Jewish Committee (ddr-densho-67-226)
doc Testimony of Phillip H. Ginsberg, American Jewish Committee (ddr-densho-67-226)
Written testimony of Phillip H. Ginsberg, Vice Chairperson of the American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of William
doc Testimony of William "Bill" Kawata (ddr-densho-67-208)
Written testimony of William "Bill" Kawata of Alaska. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, 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."
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 Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
doc Testimony of Robert T. Mizukami (ddr-densho-67-188)
Written testimony of Robert T. Murakami, of Fife, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. 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." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Frank Hisayasu (ddr-densho-67-174)
doc Testimony of Frank Hisayasu (ddr-densho-67-174)
Written testimony of Frank Hisayasu of Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Loss and Harassment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura (ddr-densho-67-294)
doc Testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura (ddr-densho-67-294)
Written testimony of Raymond Y. Okamura. The paper is titled: "The Myth of Census Confidentiality." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
doc Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
Written testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in Manzanar concentration camp, California, and 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 Ray Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-211)
doc Testimony of Ray Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-211)
Written testimony of Ray Yamamoto, born in Fife, 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 Sally Kazama, Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus (ddr-densho-67-227)
doc Testimony of Sally Kazama, Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus (ddr-densho-67-227)
Written testimony of Sally Kazama, co-chairperson of the Asian/Pacific Women's Caucus. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
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 Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
doc Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
Written testimony of Hide Shimomura. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
doc Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
Written testimony of Wayne L. Williams. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
doc Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
Written testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka, born in 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 Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
doc Testimony of Henry Tanaka (ddr-densho-67-143)
Written testimony of Henry Tanaka, from Hawaii. He was incarcerated at Sand Island and Honouliuli internment camps, Hawaii. 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 Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-219)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-219)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, born in 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 Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu (ddr-densho-67-189)
doc Testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu (ddr-densho-67-189)
Written testimony of Joseph D. Nakatsu. 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."
Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
doc Testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira (ddr-densho-67-195)
Written testimony of Theresa Hotoru Matsudaira, born in Japan. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
doc Testimony of Warren A. Witte (ddr-densho-67-151)
Written testimony of Warren A. Witte, Executive Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
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