Mits Koshiyama

Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924 in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age of 19, refused induction into the military on the grounds that the incarceration violated his Constitutional rights as an American citizen. Served two years at McNeil Island federal penitentiary, Washington. Later resettled in California and established a flower nursery business with his brother. Currently, Mr. Koshiyama participates in speaking engagements regarding his wartime resistance. Mr. Koshiyama passed away in 2009.

Interviews

Mits Koshiyama Interview — ddr-densho-122-10
August 15 & 16, 1993. Los Angeles, California.
00:37:46 — 14 segments.
Mits Koshiyama Interview — ddr-densho-1002-6
October 2, 1992. San Jose, California.
01:07:58 — 13 segments.
Mits Koshiyama Interview — ddr-densho-1000-130
July 14, 2001. Seattle, Washington.
02:18:25 — 23 segments.
Mits Koshiyama
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