Densho Visual History Collection ddr-densho-1000

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Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-76)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-76)
Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during ...
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-77)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-77)
Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during ...
Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
vh Shosuke Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-78)
Issei male. Born 1912 in Yamaguchi ken, Japan. Immigrated to United States in 1919. Lived in Pomeroy, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, before World War II. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in New York. As a member of the Newspaper Guild, led effort to eliminate pejorative use of ...
May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
vh May K. Sasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-79)
Nisei female. Born 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated as child at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle. Discusses issues of shame and loss of Japanese American identity as a result of incarceration.
Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
vh Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.
Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
vh Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
Sansei female. (Mother and father born in Hawaii.) Born February 1925 in Peru. Spent prewar childhood in Peru and Hawaii. Father picked up by the FBI and detained after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Was incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Renounced citizenship in order to stay with parents, and was ...
Tad Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-82)
vh Tad Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-82)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Moved to Seattle with father after parents divorced. Grew up in Seattle's Nihonmachi where father ran a secondhand store. Disinterested in college after seeing a lack of employment opportunities for graduating Japanese Americans. Went to work for Great Northern Railway, laying and maintaining tracks on the ...
Floyd Schmoe Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-83)
vh Floyd Schmoe Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-83)
White male born September 21, 1895. He is a sixth generation Quaker and an internationally recognized pacifist and peace activist. He has been a forest ecologist, marine biologist, college professor, and leader of many volunteer service groups. During World War II, he was a leader in persuading colleges outside of the evacuation zone to accept Japanese ...
Nobu Suzuki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-84)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-84)
Nisei female, born 1909 in Seattle, Washington. Father established one of the largest oyster companies in the United States prior to World War II. Graduated from Garfield High School, the University of Washington, and then the Pacific School of Religion where she earned a master's degree in religious education. At the outbreak of WWII, assisted ...
Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
vh Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
Ni-ten-gosei (half Nisei, half Sansei) female. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Tule Lake segregation center, California. Returned to Seattle after the war and stayed temporarily at the Seattle Japanese Language School.
Floyd Schmoe Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-86)
vh Floyd Schmoe Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-86)
White male born September 21, 1895. He is a sixth generation Quaker and an internationally recognized pacifist and peace activist. He has been a forest ecologist, marine biologist, college professor, and leader of many volunteer service groups. During World War II, he was a leader in persuading colleges outside of the evacuation zone to accept Japanese ...
Nobu Suzuki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-87)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-87)
Nisei female, born 1909 in Seattle, Washington. Father established one of the largest oyster companies in the United States prior to World War II. Graduated from Garfield High School, the University of Washington, and then the Pacific School of Religion where she earned a master's degree in religious education. At the outbreak of WWII, assisted ...
June Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-88)
vh June Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-88)
Nisei female. Born 1926 in Petersburg, Alaska. Both mother and father were jailed in Petersburg after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington.
Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
vh Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
Sansei female. Born August 1927 in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was picked ...
Bill Thompson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-90)
vh Bill Thompson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-90)
Nisei male of Japanese and Scottish descent. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, 1924. Volunteered and served in the all Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Headquarter's Company, Second Battalion's Anti-tank Platoon. Returned to Hawaii following the war where he attended the University of Hawaii, and later worked for the municipal government. Active in the 442nd ...
Rudy Tokiwa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-91)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-91)
Nisei male born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at Salinas Assembly Center, California and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as ...
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
Nisei male born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at Salinas Assembly Center, California and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as ...
Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago chapter ...
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist ...
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist ...
Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn (ddr-densho-1000-96)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn (ddr-densho-1000-96)
This is an intergenerational, group interview of members of the Tsutakawa family. Ayame Tsutakawa is a Kibei female born 1924 in Hollywood, California, then sent to Japan to live with relatives when thirteen months old. She returned to the United States at the age of twelve. During WWII, she was interned in Sacramento Assembly Center and ...
Grant Ujifusa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-97)
vh Grant Ujifusa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-97)
Sansei male. Born January 4, 1942 in Worland, Wyoming. Graduated from Harvard College in 1965, and went on to earn an M.A. in American History from Brandeis University and an ABT in American Civilization from Brown University. Worked for book publishers Gambit, Houghton Mifflin, Random House, Macmillan, and Reader's Digest magazine. Played an integral ...
Shigeko Sese Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-98)
vh Shigeko Sese Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-98)
Nisei female born 1915 in Seattle, Washington's International District. At an early age became active in the Japanese Baptist Church. Parents owned and operated a dairy plant called White River Dairy. Was a student at the Baptist Missionary Training School in Chicago, Illinois. Took a group of young women on an eye-opening trip to Japan ...
Grayce Uyehara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-99)
vh Grayce Uyehara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-99)
Nisei female. Born July 4, 1919. Raised in Stockton, California. Removed during senior year at College of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Incarcerated at Stockton Assembly Center and Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled with family members in Philadelphia. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Active volunteer with the JACL: co-organizer of the Philadelphia ...
Ben Uyeno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-100)
vh Ben Uyeno Interview (ddr-densho-1000-100)
Nisei male. Born 1918 in Yakima, Washington. Spent two years of childhood in Japan. Returned to Seattle and became an active participant in Japanese American community life. Was attending the University of Washington when World War II started. Avoided incarceration with the help of the Friends (a Quaker organization), which hid him and helped him enroll ...

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