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 Frank Abe (ddr-densho-67-155)
doc Testimony of Frank Abe (ddr-densho-67-155)
Written testimony of Frank Abe of Seattle, Washington. 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 Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
doc Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
Written testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi. Incarcerated in 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 Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
doc Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
Written testimony of Tori Koriyama, born in Japan. Incarcerated in 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 Montana (Tana) Marumoto (ddr-densho-67-235)
doc Testimony of Montana (Tana) Marumoto (ddr-densho-67-235)
Written testimony of Montana (Tana) Marumoto. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination Incurred as Veteran and Citizen." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
doc Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
Written testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto, born in Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination, Economic Loss and Redress."
Testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
doc Testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
Written testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in 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 Jane Anne Yambe (ddr-densho-67-206)
doc Testimony of Jane Anne Yambe (ddr-densho-67-206)
Written testimony of Jane Anne Yambe 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 Sansei." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Floyd Oles (ddr-densho-67-199)
doc Testimony of Floyd Oles (ddr-densho-67-199)
Written testimony of Floyd Oles. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
doc Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
Written testimony of Earl Nishimura, President of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. 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 Chizuko Omori (ddr-densho-67-170)
doc Testimony of Chizuko Omori (ddr-densho-67-170)
Written testimony of Chizuko Omori of Seattle, Washington. 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 "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd (ddr-densho-67-297)
doc Testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd (ddr-densho-67-297)
Written testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Lloyd Hara, Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-67-228)
doc Testimony of Lloyd Hara, Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-67-228)
Written testimony of Lloyd Hara, president of the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
doc Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
Written testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. (ddr-densho-67-248)
doc Testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. (ddr-densho-67-248)
Written testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
doc Testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
Written testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell 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 "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
doc Testimony of Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
Written testimony of Walt Woodward, publisher of the Bainbridge Review, the newspaper of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Bainbridge Island Evacuation."
Testimony of Chiyoko Yasutake (ddr-densho-67-280)
doc Testimony of Chiyoko Yasutake (ddr-densho-67-280)
Written testimony of Chiyoko Yasutake of Norwalk, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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