Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

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ddr-densho-1015

This collection consists of interviews was conducted in partnership with the Watsonville - Santa Cruz chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

For more information about the chapter, please visit www.watsonvillesantacruzjacl.org.

10 oral history interviews

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Courtesy of Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

10 Objects

Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
vh Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
Nisei female. Born July 25, 1920, in San Juan Bautista, California. Raised in Watsonville, California, and married prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Watsonville.
Jiro Sugidono Interview (ddr-densho-1015-2)
vh Jiro Sugidono Interview (ddr-densho-1015-2)
Nisei male. Born October 25, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered for the military out of Poston, and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe as a replacement troop. Following military service, returned to Watsonville.
Kitako Izumizaki Interview (ddr-densho-1015-3)
vh Kitako Izumizaki Interview (ddr-densho-1015-3)
Nisei female. Born November 21, 1921, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where family operated a truck farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Lived for a time in Texas while husband served in the military before eventually returning to Watsonville.
Tom I. Mine Interview (ddr-densho-1015-4)
vh Tom I. Mine Interview (ddr-densho-1015-4)
Nisei male. Born in Watsonville, California, on March 14, 1918. Grew up in Watsonville before being removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After the war, returned to Watsonville, establishing a successful farming operation.
Nancy Iwami Interview (ddr-densho-1015-5)
vh Nancy Iwami Interview (ddr-densho-1015-5)
Nisei female. Born May 20, 1914, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville and married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived in Denver for a time before eventually returning to Watsonville.
Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
vh Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville. Ms. Yamamoto passed away in 2009.
Mas Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-7)
vh Mas Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-7)
Nisei male. Born September 15, 1935, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville before being removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following World War II, returned with family to Watsonville and finished school. Became a teacher of U.S. History at Watsonville High School.
Shoichi Kobara Interview (ddr-densho-1015-8)
vh Shoichi Kobara Interview (ddr-densho-1015-8)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1922, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville until age six, then family moved to Salinas. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Utah for a time before serving in Japan in the ...
Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
vh Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
Nisei male. Born September 2, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where parents operated a joint barbershop and bathhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to Watsonville. Attended barber school in San Francisco ...
Eiko Nishihara - Yoshiko Nishihara Interview (ddr-densho-1015-10)
vh Eiko Nishihara - Yoshiko Nishihara Interview (ddr-densho-1015-10)
Nisei females. Eiko Nishihara born June 4, 1926, and Yoshiko Nishihara, born August 17, 1927. Born in Watsonville, California, part of a large family. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. Following World War II, returned to Watsonville, and married two brothers ...
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