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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 ...

Narrator Grace Sugita Hawley

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 ...

Narrator Frank K. Omatsu

Nisei male. Born March 31, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked as a produce buyer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to work in Chicago, and was drafted into the military. Served with the Military ...

Narrator Nori Masuda

Nisei male. Born September 11, 1916, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno in Chinatown, where the city's Chinese and Japanese communities were concentrated. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to work for Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Enlisted in the military and served ...

Narrator Rose Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born May 7, 1915, in Auburn, Washington. Mother died at a young age, and was adopted by aunt and her family. Grew up in Washington state before moving to Fresno, California. Married and had a child before World War II, then removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After ...
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the ...
Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
vh Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, to be reunited with father. After leaving camp, moved with family to Japan before eventually returning to ...
Yukiko Miyahara Interview (ddr-manz-1-62)
vh Yukiko Miyahara Interview (ddr-manz-1-62)
Nisei female. Born November 29, 1919, in Venice, California. Married in Venice prior to World War II, and had a child only a few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred with family to the Tule Lake concentration ...

Narrator Kenji Maruko

Sansei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Fresno, California. Father was born in Hawaii, mother was born in Japan. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran a successful bicycle shop and general store. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty ...

Narrator Toyoko Okumura

Nisei female. Born October 14, 1916, in Gardena, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. In response to the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to Tule Lake segregation center with family, and expatriated to Japan. Worked in Japan for the U.S. government and ...

Narrator Kanji Sahara

Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the ...

Narrator George Nakano

Sansei male. Born November 24, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, as a result of parents' answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After leaving camp, returned to California, attended school, and ...
Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-8-12)
vh Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-8-12)
Being present for father's death at Jerome, Arkansas, concentration camp; description of father's interests, values

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection ...

Narrator Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer

Nisei female. Born November 25, 1932, in Harwick, California. During World War II, at the age of nine, removed with family to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp resettled in Chicago for a time before moving to Florida to attend college. In 1958, appeared in the ...

Narrator Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for the Commission on Wartime ...
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation ...
James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
vh James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was arrested by the FBI, and family went to the concentration camp at Jerome, Arkansas, to reunite with him. Transferred to Tule Lake, California, following the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After the war, ...

Narrator James A. Nakano

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was arrested by the FBI, and family went to the concentration camp at Jerome, Arkansas, to reunite with him. Transferred to Tule Lake, California, following the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After the war, ...

Narrator Tokio Yamane

Kibei male. Born 1922 in Hawaii. Moved with family to Hiroshima at age three, then returned to the Fresno area of the U.S. for high school. During World War II, was sent to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. While at Jerome, refused to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" and was ...
Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
vh Art Ishida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-363)
Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer ...
Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved ...

Narrator Yuri Kochiyama

Nisei female. Born May 19, 1921, in San Pedro, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Mississippi before marrying and moving to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Became involved in a number of political causes ...
Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
vh Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration ...
Kay Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-11)
vh Kay Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1010-11)
Nisei female. Born 1922 in Fresno, California, where parents owned a tofu shop. Mother passed away prior to World War II giving birth to twin girls. Married prior to the war. Removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.

(This material is based upon work ...

Yuri Kochiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-257)
vh Yuri Kochiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-257)
Nisei female. Born May 19, 1921, in San Pedro, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Mississippi before marrying and moving to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Became involved in a number of political causes ...
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