Oregon Nikkei Endowment Visual History Collection

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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This collection consists of interviews conducted and processed in partnership with Oregon Nikkei Endowment, whose mission is to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest, to educate the public about the Japanese American experience during World War II, and to advocate for the protection of civil rights for all Americans. One of Oregon Nikkei Endowment's projects is the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American history museum in Portland charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. For more information about Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, please visit www.oregonnikkei.org.

74 oral history interviews

Oregon Nikei Endowment

Courtesy of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment

74 Objects

Sam Naito Interview (ddr-one-7-1)
vh Sam Naito Interview (ddr-one-7-1)
Nisei male. Born December 10, 1921, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father ran a store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family took advantage of the "voluntary evacuation" period and moved to Salt Lake City. Mr. Naito attended the Utah and served in Military Intelligence during the war. Returned to Portland and established ...
Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business. Ms. Gimba passed away in 2005.

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George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
vh George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp early to attend college in Ohio. Was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Portland ...
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vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview (ddr-one-7-4)
Nisei female. Grew up in Central Washington state. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp to attend college in Kansas and North Carolina. Eventually returned to the West Coast.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
vh Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
Issei female. Born October 4, 1901, in Fukuda, Japan. Grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. after marrying. Settled in Portland, and during World War II was removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland.

(This interview was conducted in Japanese. The ...

Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
vh Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1915, in Montavilla, Oregon. Grew up in Portland and attended college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband and lived in New York and Washington, D.C. Eventually returned to Portland.

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Jim Onchi Interview (ddr-one-7-7)
vh Jim Onchi Interview (ddr-one-7-7)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham area. During World War II, drafted into the army. After the war, returned to Portland and became a carpenter and shipwright.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions ...

Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
vh Kay Sweeney Interview (ddr-one-7-8)
Japanese female. Born in Kagoshima, Japan. During World War II, served as a nurse with the Japanese army in Jakarta and Japan. After the war, moved to the United States and lived in San Francisco before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the ...

Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
vh Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
Nisei male. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from ...

Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
vh Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
Issei female. Born in Japan, where family owned and operated a silkworm business. At age fifteen, immigrated to the United States to join father who was already there. Lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, before the war, and married and had six children. Husband passed away before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland assembly ...

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