Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 1

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Family background: born in Japan; father's unorthodox arrival in the United States

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 not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.

00:09:54 — Segment 1 of 16

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September 28, 1992

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Courtesy of Emiko and Chizuko Omori

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Shosuke Sasaki

Shosuke Sasaki Interview

01:42:25 — 16 segments

September 28, 1992

Seattle, Washington

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 "Jap" in newspapers. Was a strong critic of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). After moving to Seattle, was active in formulating the "Seattle Plan" for redress in the early 1970s.

(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 not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.)

Chizu Omori, interviewer; Emiko Omori, interviewer; Emiko Omori and Paul Mailman, videographer

Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection

Courtesy of Emiko and Chizuko Omori

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