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Trying to create a test case with the ACLU to challenge the mass removal

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.

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August 22, 1995

Frank Abe Collection

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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Fred Okrand

Fred Okrand Interview

00:30:49 — 10 segments

August 22, 1995

Los Angeles, California

Caucasian male. Born 1918. Former longtime legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Was an advocate for civil rights throughout his career, and worked on behalf of Japanese Americans during the World War II incarceration. Mr. Okrand passed away in 2002.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.)

Frank Abe, interviewer; Frank Chin, interviewer

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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