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Narrator Frank Sumida

Nisei male. Born August 10, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up primarily in Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, where he participating in running an organized gambling operation. Moved briefly to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before being sent to …

Narrator George Yamada

Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …

Narrator Hitoshi "Hank" Naito

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called …

Narrator Marian Asao Kurosu

Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to join father and uncle, working in family-run agricultural greenhouse. Arranged marriage to Mr. Roy Naoe Kurosu, an Issei working in Tacoma sawmills. Started new greenhouse in Sunnydale, Washington until all people …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …

Narrator Bill Hosokawa

Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-459)
img Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-459)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Trimming the assembled Sentinels is George Tokoshige, while Reports Officer Vaughn Mechau and Sentianl Editor, Bill Hosokawa check for the hundredth time for possible makeup or printing errors.
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-37-429)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-37-429)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper, and the Nisei leader in center activities, and American citizen, a graduate of the University of Washington, former West Coast reporter and foreign correspondent. Bill has traveled throughout the Orient, has lived in Tokyo and …
Departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-430)
img Departure from camp (ddr-densho-37-430)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Reversing the scenes of nearly three years ago when ttrian after train brought more than 11,000 evacuees from the West Coast. Heart Mountain residents now are bidding goodbye to friends and neigbors as they return to their homes or depart for new homes and work throughtout …
Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
img Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. An early immigrant from Japan, now residing at Heart Mountain, after evacuation from West Coast areas, reaches for a pawn in a game of Shogi, similar in characters and playing to chess. Although previously mumbling in Japanese, startled by the camera flas, the old gent let …
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-461)
img Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-461)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation newspaper, pulls a galley proof. Aside from being editor of the paper, Bill, on press night, sets type, prepares makeup, locks forms, and performs all the tasks pertinent to …
Japanese Americans creating an ice skating rink (ddr-densho-37-794)
img Japanese Americans creating an ice skating rink (ddr-densho-37-794)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. A crew of firemen and volunteer helpers man the fire hose in flooding an ice skating rink at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
img Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper, sets type for the final makeup of the weekly edition. Bill, a former foreign correspondent and Washington U. graduate, sets type, pulls proofs, operates the linotype, locks …
Japanese American working in a field (ddr-densho-37-793)
img Japanese American working in a field (ddr-densho-37-793)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Land cleared of sagebrush last fall and corrugated against wind erosion. Assistant Farm Superintendent, Eiichi Sakauye, checking the moisture for early spring crop planting.
Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
img Hospital emergency entrance and ambulance (ddr-densho-37-797)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Scene at the emergancy entrance of the Heart Mountain Hospital, as obstetrics case is brought in.
Japanese Americans purchasing camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-458)
img Japanese Americans purchasing camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-458)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Customers line up at the counter as the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center 8 page tabloid newspaper is delivered. Center news and views found in the Sentinel pages is enthusiastically accepted by center residents of Japanese ancestry, evcauated from west coast defense areas.
Camp Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-37-427)
img Camp Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-37-427)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Boy Scouts conducting a morning flag raising ceremony at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Where persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from West Coast defennse areas, now reside.
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 24 (June 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-132)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 24 (June 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-132)
Selected article titles: "Myer Condemns Dies Committee. Stop Misleading Charges, WRA Chief Declares in Letter to Congressman" (p. 1), "'Produce or Face Food Shortage'" (p. 1), "Editorial: A Challenge to the Dies Committee" (p. 1), "Two Youths Tried for Illegal Leave" (p. 1), "Resettlement Still WRA's First Objective" (p. 1), "Great Wrong is Being Undone Says …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 140 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-363)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 140 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-363)
Selected article titles: "Additional Workers Needed to Harvest Tule Lake Crops" (p. 1), "Issuance of Clothing Allowances to Start Tomorrow" (p. 1), "Pay Checks, Clothing Allowances for Tuleans Here" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 265 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-482)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 265 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-482)
Selected article titles: "'Everything is Nice in California', Says Sakauye" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 35 (August 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-143)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 35 (August 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-143)
Selected article titles: "Dies Group Minority Lauds WRA" (p. 1), "863 Segregees Tule Lake Bound, Trains Leave September 14 & 20" (p. 1), "Editorial: Something to Dismiss and Bury" (p. 4), "Evacuee Return to Normal Life Urged in Syndicated Editorial" (p. 4), "Nisei Seeking Rehabilitation Promised Backing by CIO" (p. 4).
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