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George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
vh George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1923, in Burbank, California. Grew up in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and worked for a time in Denver, Colorado, before eventually returning to the Los Angeles area to farm.
Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
vh Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to ...
Peggy Yamato Mikuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-379)
vh Peggy Yamato Mikuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-379)
Sansei female. Born May 27, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Denver, Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, California. Took over father's travel agency in Los Angeles.

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Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-146)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-146)
Excerpt: "Received your string of post cards and the continued letters." Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
vh Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1917, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked for a reservoir maintenance crew in camp. Left camp for Reno, Nevada, finding work as an aviation mechanic. Later returned to Los Angeles, establishing a business as an auto mechanic.
John Young Interview (ddr-manz-1-171)
vh John Young Interview (ddr-manz-1-171)
Chinese American male. Born May 22, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father was an herbalist. In 1942, married a Japanese American woman and voluntarily joined her and her family in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, drafted into the military and served in Europe.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-284)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-284)
Original WRA caption: View of the results of vandalism at the White Star Soda Works, 416 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, California.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-283)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-283)
Original WRA caption: Scene showing the results of vandalism at the Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 2800 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California.
Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-285)
img Vandalism of Japanese American property (ddr-densho-37-285)
Original WRA caption: View of the results of vandalism at the White Star Soda Works, 416 Jackson Street, Los Angeles, California.
Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
vh Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
Nisei female. Born January 10, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and worked in the camp's medical laboratory. After leaving camp, returned to Los Feliz and reestablished the flower shop.
Letter to a Nisei man from his father (ddr-densho-153-144)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his father (ddr-densho-153-144)
Excerpt: "We got two trunks and a bag yesterday while we are absent." Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined ...
Ayako Nishi Fujimoto - Kyoko Nishi Tanaka - Nancy Nishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-43)
vh Ayako Nishi Fujimoto - Kyoko Nishi Tanaka - Nancy Nishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-43)
Nisei females. Ayako Nishi Fujimoto born January 28, 1930, Kyoko Nishi Tanaka born February 26, 1927, and Nancy Nishi born June 25, 1936. Grew up near Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a nursery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, all three sisters were removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Following the war, returned ...
Dennis Bambauer Interview II (ddr-manz-1-79)
vh Dennis Bambauer Interview II (ddr-manz-1-79)
Male of Japanese and French-Irish descent. Born October 1, 1934, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, resided in the Children's Home Society Orphanage in Los Angeles. During World War II, was transferred to Manzanar concentration camp's "Children's Village" for orphans. Was adopted out of camp by a family from Bishop, California. Eventually became a teacher.
Dennis Bambauer Interview I (ddr-manz-1-1)
vh Dennis Bambauer Interview I (ddr-manz-1-1)
Male of Japanese and French-Irish descent. Born October 1, 1934, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, resided in the Children's Home Society Orphanage in Los Angeles. During World War II, was transferred to Manzanar concentration camp's "Children's Village" for orphans. Was adopted out of camp by a family from Bishop, California. Eventually became a teacher.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-148)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-148)
Excerpt: "Gosh don't blow up! I didn't say I would write once a week." Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
George H. Morishita Interview (ddr-manz-1-137)
vh George H. Morishita Interview (ddr-manz-1-137)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived in Sawtelle, California, for a time before being drafted in the army and serving in Korea. Lived in Arizona and Nevada after the war.

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Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians photograph album (ddr-densho-346-1)
img Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians photograph album (ddr-densho-346-1)
Paul Bannai's photograph album documenting the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings in Seattle, Washington, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California.
Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
vh Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
Nisei female. Born January 1929 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father ran a successful produce business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended college, eventually earning a master's degree in social ...
Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
vh Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp. Wrote for Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. Ms. Embrey passed ...
Henry Nishi Interview II (ddr-manz-1-64)
vh Henry Nishi Interview II (ddr-manz-1-64)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California, where father owned and operated several nurseries and a landscaping business. Attended University of California at Davis prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where, along with a group of friends, ...
Henry Nishi Interview I (ddr-manz-1-60)
vh Henry Nishi Interview I (ddr-manz-1-60)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California, where father owned and operated several nurseries and a landscaping business. Attended University of California at Davis prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where, along with a group of friends, ...
Celeste Teodor Interview (ddr-manz-1-78)
vh Celeste Teodor Interview (ddr-manz-1-78)
Nisei female. Born June 24, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Placed for adoption and was living in an orphanage when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Transferred to Manzanar's Childrens Village during World War II. After the war, lived with various foster families in Los Angeles before becoming independent at age eighteen.
Letter to Anne Margrave from Marian Norton (ddr-densho-342-25)
doc Letter to Anne Margrave from Marian Norton (ddr-densho-342-25)
Letter from Marian Norton, Los Angeles Librarian, to Anne Margrave, Librarian of the Inyo County Free Library of Independence, California, regarding donation of books to Manzanar.
Japanese American National Museum Collection (ddr-janm-13)
Collection Japanese American National Museum Collection (ddr-janm-13)
This collection consists of interviews conducted in by the Japanese American National Museum of Los Angeles, California in partnership with Densho. For more information about the museum, please visit www.janm.org.
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