Michi Weglyn Interview Segment 18

Discussion of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the problems it posed for the Issei and Nisei (ddr-densho-122-22-1) - 00:08:57
The hardships faced by the Japanese Americans during incarceration: deprivation, the selling of food on the black market (ddr-densho-122-22-2) - 00:10:50
Theory as to why the leave clearance questionnaire was instituted (ddr-densho-122-22-3) - 00:08:46
Reaction within the camps to the army recruiting teams (ddr-densho-122-22-4) - 00:07:20
The unfairness of the two so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-densho-122-22-5) - 00:06:35
The impact of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" on families (ddr-densho-122-22-6) - 00:05:22
The difficulty of getting Nisei military volunteers from the camps (ddr-densho-122-22-7) - 00:03:00
The impact of the "loyalty oath": stirrings of organized resistance (ddr-densho-122-22-8) - 00:06:28
Questions over whether the leave clearance questionnaire was compulsory (ddr-densho-122-22-9) - 00:03:48
The effects of segregation on Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-122-22-10) - 00:06:27
(ddr-densho-122-22-11) - 00:03:01
Thoughts on the Tule Lake "segregees" (ddr-densho-122-22-12) - 00:06:13
(ddr-densho-122-22-13) - 00:04:55
Feelings about Heart Mountain's Fair Play Committee (ddr-densho-122-22-14) - 00:06:07
Description of resisters Mits Koshiyama and Frank Emi (ddr-densho-122-22-15) - 00:04:15
The uniqueness of the organized resistance movement at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-122-22-16) - 00:05:01
Thoughts on James Omura: "He was a lone voice crying in the wilderness" (ddr-densho-122-22-17) - 00:04:31
Reaction of the Japanese American community to the Heart Mountain resisters (ddr-densho-122-22-18) - 00:04:37
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Reaction of the Japanese American community to the Heart Mountain resisters

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.

00:04:37 — Segment 18 of 18

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February 20, 1998

Frank Abe Collection

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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Michi Weglyn

Michi Weglyn Interview

01:46:13 — 18 segments

February 20, 1998

Los Angeles, California

Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking book Years of Infamy. Michi Weglyn passed away in 1999.

(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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