Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) and Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) Oral History Project Collection ddr-chi-1

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Kikuno Goi - Mitsuo Goi Interview (ddr-chi-1-1)
vh Kikuno Goi - Mitsuo Goi Interview (ddr-chi-1-1)
Kibei Nisei couple. Kikuno was born in the United States, then moved to Japan with her family after her father passed away. In the lead up to World War II, her uncle sent Kikuno and her brother back to the United States, where they were raised in foster care in northern California. During World War II, …
Anne Yuki Watanabe Interview (ddr-chi-1-2)
vh Anne Yuki Watanabe Interview (ddr-chi-1-2)
Yonsei female. Born in 1990 in Champaign, Illinois. Father's family is from Canada and her mother is from Japan. Paternal grandparents were incarcerated in Tashme and Lillooet in Canada. After attending college on the East Coast, moved to Chicago and became active in the Japanese American community.
Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
vh Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
Yonsei. Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Ohio. During World War II, members of their family were incarcerated in the Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration camps in California. Graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Ethnic Studies. Moved to Chicago, involved in numerous community groups.
Susumu Mukushima Interview (ddr-chi-1-4)
vh Susumu Mukushima Interview (ddr-chi-1-4)
Nisei male. Born October 8, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, mother and father received special dispensation to delay going to the Santa Anita Assembly Center to give birth. After Susumu was born, the family was sent to Santa Anita and then the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and later transferred to Tule …
Sharon Seeder Interview (ddr-chi-1-5)
vh Sharon Seeder Interview (ddr-chi-1-5)
Yonsei female. Born and raised in Chicago. Her parents met in Chicago after World War II and divorced before Sharon was born. Stepfather ran a bar in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Sharon remained in Chicago and raised her family there.
Junko Mizuta Interview (ddr-chi-1-6)
vh Junko Mizuta Interview (ddr-chi-1-6)
Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI, and the rest of the family was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. While at the assembly center, Junko, a teenager, …
Gary Yamagiwa Interview (ddr-chi-1-7)
vh Gary Yamagiwa Interview (ddr-chi-1-7)
Sansei male. Born May 8, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Parents were Nisei, sent to the concentration camps at Poston, Arizona, Manzanar and Tule Lake, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, resettled in Chicago, where Gary was born and raised.
Lois Shikami Interview (ddr-chi-1-8)
vh Lois Shikami Interview (ddr-chi-1-8)
Nisei female. Born August 25, 1931, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Wisconsin for several years before eventually moving to Chicago, Illinois.
Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
vh Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, her father's family was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Her mother's family was incarcerated at the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp the Jane's parents …
Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
vh Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
Sansei male. Born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Parents' families lived in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, they were sent to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Both parents resettled in Chicago after the war, where they met and Keith was born.
Ben Chikaraishi Interview (ddr-chi-1-11)
vh Ben Chikaraishi Interview (ddr-chi-1-11)
Nisei male. Born September 10, 1921, in Colusa, California. As a child, family moved to Stockton, California, where parents owned a hotel. Was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the family was sent to the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to live in Chicago, Illinois, where he became …
Fumino Tsuchiya-Knox Interview (ddr-chi-1-12)
vh Fumino Tsuchiya-Knox Interview (ddr-chi-1-12)
Sansei female. Born February 20, 1945, at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, her father, an Issei, was a curator at the Harding Museum in Chicago. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, her parents decided to volunteer to go early to Manzanar to help set up the camp. After leaving Manzanar, the family …
Yukiko Llewellyn Interview (ddr-chi-1-13)
vh Yukiko Llewellyn Interview (ddr-chi-1-13)
Nisei female. Born April 22, 1939 in Los Angeles California. During World War II, sent with mother to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, under the sponsorship of a Buddhist church. Grew up in Cleveland, where mother ran a boarding house.
Ellen Watanabe-Huxtable Interview (ddr-chi-1-14)
vh Ellen Watanabe-Huxtable Interview (ddr-chi-1-14)
Sansei female. Born in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up hearing stories of her parents' wartime experiences at the Santa Anita Assembly Center and Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, parents resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where Ellen was born and raised.
Joe Takehara Interview (ddr-chi-1-15)
vh Joe Takehara Interview (ddr-chi-1-15)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1932, in San Diego, California. Prior to World War II, father worked as a fisherman and mother worked in a fish cannery. Father passed away at an early age, leaving mother to raise eight children. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, temporarily moved to Sunnydale, California, before being sent to the …
Ryoko Kobayashi Interview (ddr-chi-1-16)
vh Ryoko Kobayashi Interview (ddr-chi-1-16)
Nisei female. Born September 20, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle during the Great Depression. In the late 1930s, moved with family to the Los Angeles area. During World War II, removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After camp, resettled in Chicago.
Chiyoko Chiyo Omachi Interview (ddr-chi-1-17)
vh Chiyoko Chiyo Omachi Interview (ddr-chi-1-17)
Nisei female. Born July 12, 1926, in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island where father worked as a ship builder. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Pennsylvania with relatives before attending college in New York. Family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, after the war, where …
Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
vh Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
Sansei female. Born May 6, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with her parents and grandparents. After leaving camp, the family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where her mother did factory work. (This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the U.S. Department of …
Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
vh Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
Nisei-Sansei female. Born December 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in a Quaker-run hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where parents ran a cleaners business. (This material is based …
Lisa Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-20)
vh Lisa Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-20)
Yonsei female. Born August 23, 1991, in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up in Chicago, where her parents and their families resettled after World War II. Involved in various Chicago community groups, including participating in the Kansha project, a JACL program for young Japanese Americans in Chicago to learn about the wartime incarceration. (This material is based upon …

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