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Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
vh Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, her father's family was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Her mother's family was incarcerated at the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp the Jane's parents …
Margaret Saito Interview (ddr-manz-1-84)
vh Margaret Saito Interview (ddr-manz-1-84)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1933, in El Centro, California. Grew up in California where parents were farmers. During World War II, removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a short time in Spokane, Washington, before moving to Sacramento with family and finishing …
Kats Kunitsugu - Paul Tsuneishi Interview (ddr-densho-122-17)
vh Kats Kunitsugu - Paul Tsuneishi Interview (ddr-densho-122-17)
Kats Kunitsugu is a Nisei female, incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp during World War II. Was on the staff of the camp's newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel.

Paul Tsuneishi is a Nisei male. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and was drafted into the military at age eighteen. After World War II, served …
Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1005-1-21)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1005-1-21)
Many people coming and going as war draws to a close

Eiichi Edward Sakauye shot footage of the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, from 1943-1945, on 8 mm film. This interview is of Mr. Sakauye providing voice-over descriptions for his original footage.

Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

(This interview took …

Excerpts from an FBI report on the Fair Play Committee (ddr-densho-67-74)
doc Excerpts from an FBI report on the Fair Play Committee (ddr-densho-67-74)
Excerpts from an FBI report on the Fair Play Committee (FPC) at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Includes the author's observations and impressions of FPC daily activities, meetings, etc. Also included are petitions written to Congress by the FPC and translations of FPC publications. Report ends with interviews with FPC leaders Paul Nakadate and Frank Emi.
Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1011-10)
vh Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1011-10)
Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …
Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-272)
vh Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-272)
Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …
Bacon Sakatani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-298)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-298)
Nisei male. Born August 23, 1929, in El Monte, California. Grew up in El Monte, before being removed with family during World War II to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after leaving camp, and opened a produce market and did gardening work. Active with various Japanese …
Dorothy Kuwaye Interview (ddr-manz-1-68)
vh Dorothy Kuwaye Interview (ddr-manz-1-68)
Nisei female. Born May 7, 1928, in Covina, California. At young age, suffered an accident in which she was hit by a car, and was raised by a non-Japanese American family. During World War II, rejoined biological family in the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a time in New …
Amy Iwasaki Mass Interview (ddr-densho-1000-470)
vh Amy Iwasaki Mass Interview (ddr-densho-1000-470)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a produce business. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to family home in Los Angeles. Became a social worker, one of the …
Evelyn Dell Collection (ddr-densho-152)
Collection Evelyn Dell Collection (ddr-densho-152)
The Evelyn Dell Collection features photographs of Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, where Ms. Dell worked as a fourth grade teacher. The collection focuses on education in camp and includes photographs of students, teachers and administrators, camp facilities, and school celebrations.
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 64 (ddr-densho-1000-118-64)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 64 (ddr-densho-1000-118-64)
Memories of the trip from Tule Lake, California to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
vh Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and …
Grace Sugita Hawley Interview (ddr-densho-1000-246)
vh Grace Sugita Hawley Interview (ddr-densho-1000-246)
Sansei female. Born September 28, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where parents owned and operated a bakery. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. Family was removed to the mainland in order to reunite with father, and was …
Midori Kamei Interview (ddr-densho-400-11)
av Midori Kamei Interview (ddr-densho-400-11)
Midori Kamei was born on July 21, 1923, in Redondo Beach, California. She grew up in North Torrance where her parents farmed. Kamei was imprisoned briefly with her family at the Santa Anita Race Track in California and at the concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Kamei left Heart Mountain to attend college in Colorado. She …
Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-7)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-7)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …
Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-3)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-3)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …
Wada and Homma Family Collection (ddr-densho-157)
Collection Wada and Homma Family Collection (ddr-densho-157)
This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Wada and Homma families. Reverend Masahiko Wada was a Baptist minister in Japan and in the Gardena area of California before World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado.
George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
vh George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
Nisei male. Born July 19, 1925, in Redwood City California. Grew up in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served in the military in the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps during the war in Japan. After the war, worked as a journalist, …
Gloria Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-122-13)
vh Gloria Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-122-13)
Nisei female. Born June 6, 1916, in Santa Clara County, California. Raised in Santa Clara, and met and married Issei Guntaro Kubota, one of the leaders of the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee. During World War II, incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, along with daughter. Gave birth to a son in camp. Husband Guntaro …
Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-240)
Nisei male. Born October 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Renton, Washington, where father operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Briefly transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Drafted into the army and served in Italy as a replacement …
Toshikazu
vh Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto II (ddr-densho-1000-248)
Nisei male. Born October 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Renton, Washington, where father operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Briefly transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Drafted into the army and served in Italy as a replacement …
Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
vh Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916, in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, but was refused on account of his Japanese ancestry. Was one semester short of earning a business degree when he …
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