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Ujinobu Niwa Interview Segment 13 (ddr-manz-1-138-13)
vh Ujinobu Niwa Interview Segment 13 (ddr-manz-1-138-13)
Leaving camp and going to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This interview has audio problems due to the equipment used during taping.

Citizen's indefinite leave card (ddr-densho-287-3)
doc Citizen's indefinite leave card (ddr-densho-287-3)
Molly Maeda's indefinite leave card giving permission for her to travel from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
vh Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California, where father ran a fruit stand and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eventually establishing a career in chemistry.

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Narrator Ujinobu Niwa

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California, where father ran a fruit stand and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eventually establishing a career in chemistry.
Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
vh Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
Nisei male. Born September 2, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where parents operated a joint barbershop and bathhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to Watsonville. Attended barber school in San Francisco, …
Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
vh Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to …
Kaneko Collection (ddr-densho-7)
Collection Kaneko Collection (ddr-densho-7)
The Kaneko collection, 1944, consists of War Relocation Authority (WRA) resettlement photographs of the Kaneko and Isoda families. The two families relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during World War II, and the WRA photographed their home and daily activities. The pictures were accompanied by captions worded in a positive manner to encourage Japanese Americans to leave the …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
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Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda (left) and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko (right) are preparing supper for their husbands in the kitchen of their large Milwaukee home. The Isodas lived in Los Angeles and came to Milwaukee from the Granada Relocation Center. The Kanekos were from Seattle, and lived at the Hunt Relocation Center before coming to …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-14)
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Original WRA caption: The large Milwaukee auditorium, the biggest of its kind in the State of Wisconsin, is a scene for some of the largest community group activities and civic events in the city. The auditorium is used for athletic contests, industrial exhibits, entertainment, and for many other kinds of events. The auditorium is conveniently located …

Narrator Fred Oda

Nisei male. Born September 2, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where parents operated a joint barbershop and bathhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to Watsonville. Attended barber school in San Francisco, …

Narrator Molly K. Maeda

Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to …
Junko Mizuta Interview (ddr-chi-1-6)
vh Junko Mizuta Interview (ddr-chi-1-6)
Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI, and the rest of the family was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. While at the assembly center, Junko, a teenager, …

Narrator Junko Mizuta

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI, and the rest of the family was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. While at the assembly center, Junko, a teenager, …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-11)
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Original WRA caption: "One of the most imposing and beautiful buildings in the city of Milwaukee is the Milwaukee County Building which was built at a cost of $10,000,000. With its well-laid out street, its inviting parklanes, and orderly lawns, Milwaukee not only offers Nisei new homes and new jobs, but gives them the advantage of …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-6)
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Original WRA caption: "Here is a corner view of the spacious living room in the home of the Kaneko and Isoda families who have resettled in Milwaukee. Mrs. Tei Kaneko is opening her knitting bag while on the floor (left to right) are Robin Isoda, 2-1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg[e] Isoda, and Wayne Kaneko, …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-10)
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Original WRA caption: "It's good to have a private bath of your own again," says Mrs. George Isoda as [she] gives her 2-1/2-year-old son Robin his daily bath. "After the community showers at the relocation centers, there's nothing quite so good as to be able to come home to your own warm tub and all the …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-12)
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Original WRA caption: When Mrs. Masumi Kaneko goes shopping, she likes to take her young 2-1/2-year-old son, Wayne, to the store with her. Here Mrs. Kaneko, comfortably dressed in a sport coat and slacks, is leaving her Milwaukee home to visit the nearby shopping center. The Kanekos live at 4301 with another Nisei family, Mr. and …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-13)
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Original WRA caption: One corner in the basement of the home of the Kanekos and the Isodas has been turned into the kiddies' playroom for the two young sons of these families. In this box of play sand, Robin Isoda is pouring out a cup of make-believe coffee for his cousin, Wayne Kaneko. Both youngsters are …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-5)
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Original WRA caption: When the children of the Isoda and the Kaneko families grow up, when Wayne Kaneko and Robin Isoda are old enough to go to grade school, they will attend the Congress School, District No. 1, on Milwaukee's north side. The school, shown in this picture, is but a few blocks from their home. …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-2)
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Original WRA caption: Here is a picture of the large garage and auto repair shop where Mr. George Isoda is employed. He has worked there for almost one year and is a valued member of the mechanic crew. He says his relationship with customers and fellow employees is excellent. Beginning in summer 1942, the War Relocation …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-4)
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Original WRA caption: The lagoon in Juneau Park on the lake's edge is a favorite for Milwaukee strollers and also with the Nisei who have resettled in Milwaukee. This picture shows an extremely mild winter day. The ducks on the lagoon are wild Mallards which often spend the winter at the Milwaukee lagoon and lake front …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-9)
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Original WRA caption: It's suppertime for the kiddies and in their well-furnished, well-stocked kitchen Mrs. George Isoda, left, and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko, right, are preparing the evening meal for their children. With a pair of "ohashis", Mrs. Isoda is preparing a vegetable dish for her 2-1/2 -year-old son, Robin, on the left, while Mrs. Kaneko is …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
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Original WRA caption: Every man likes to put on his slippers, light up his favorite pipe, and read the evening paper before the fireplace. Mr. George Isoda is no exception. After a hard day's work as a Milwaukee auto mechanic, Mr. Isoda likes to relax in the large living room of the home which he shares …
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