Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922 in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with family in Tule Lake when it was designated a "segregation center." Left camp to attend college in California. Working with Wayne Collins after World War II, was able to get U.S. citizenship reinstated in the 1950s. Worked for the San Francisco public library post-World War II. A playwright and actor, Mr. Kashiwagi has performed in many stage productions and has written several plays, including Laughter and False Teeth and Betrayed.

Interviews

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview — ddr-densho-1000-165
July 3, 2004. Klamath Falls, Oregon.
03:28:22 — 37 segments.
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview — ddr-densho-1002-4
October 1, 1992. San Francisco, California.
01:34:06 — 20 segments.
Hiroshi Kashiwagi
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