Responses of non-Japanese Americans

The reactions of non-Japanese friends, neighbors and classmates were mixed. Some turned their heads and refused to recognize their former friends. Others believed the government propaganda and became outright hostile. Still others helped their Japanese American neighbors by storing belongings and driving them to the places where they were to be picked up. Perhaps only a handful of people understood the true implications of the course of events.

Responses of non-Japanese Americans (126)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Asian American response to incarceration, Jewish response to incarceration

126 items
Martha Nishitani Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-71-12)
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Refused service on a public bus after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-191-15)
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Becoming angry on December 7, 1941, quitting job

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-222-12)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on family and community
Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-222-14)
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Driven out of Clovis, New Mexico, by a mob of angry townspeople
Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-117-15)
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"It was just incredible, the feeling that gave us, of hatred," memories of and reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor as a young soldier from the East Coast

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

Jimi Yamaichi Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-106-4)
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A friend's offer to care for the farm while family is incarcerated
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-155-8)
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Observing the tumultuous period after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: Japanese American congregation rushes to store belongings in church basement
Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-184-33)
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Description of Jimmy Sakamoto; his interaction with mainstream newspaper editors following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Misa Taketa Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-436-12)
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Being called in to talk to the vice principal on the last day of school
Gene Akutsu Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-1-6)
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A boy's shock and anxiety, and reactions of school peers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
David R. Boyd - Marietta Boyd Gruner Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-419-6)
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Bringing athletic equipment to the Japanese Americans at the Puyallup Assembly Center
Walt Woodward Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-104-2)
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Writing newspaper editorials in response to anti-Japanese sentiment in the mainstream press
Mitsu Fukui Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-140-18)
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Dealing with loss of dry cleaning customers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
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Typed petition asking for an exemption from Executive Order 9066 on behalf of Kenjiro, Kay, and George Kida living in White Salmon, Washington. Signed by 67 members of the White Salmon community.
Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
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Facing a hostile reaction in school and community following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically ...

Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1001-7-3)
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Observing the effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the Japanese American community
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