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Frank Yamasaki

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.


Frank Yamasaki Interview II — ddr-densho-1000-131
November 5, 2001. Seattle, Washington.
01:27:32 — 19 segments.
Frank Yamasaki Interview I — ddr-densho-1000-107
August 18, 1997. Lake Forest Park, Washington.
03:10:32 — 37 segments.
Frank Yamasaki