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Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-79)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-79)
Excerpt: "There is really very little news this week. The first part was very hot and yesterday and today have been unseasonably cool." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Narrator Akiko Kurose

Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist.

Narrator Eiko Shibayama

Nisei female. Born 1929 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up helping on family's farm before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Transferred with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Lilly Kodama

Nisei female. Born 1935 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island before being removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, in 1942. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge with family.

Narrator Emery Brooks Andrews

White male. Born November 14, 1937, in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends ...
Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-350-22)
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Becoming a pharmacist

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually returning to ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-350-19)
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Reestablishing business after the war

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-350-13)
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Hearing about FBI arrests of Issei in the community

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-350-6)
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The shadier side of Ketchikan: Creek Street

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-350-1)
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Father's family background: immigration to Alaska

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-350-2)
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Parents' arranged marriage

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually returning to ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-350-24)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-350-24)
Reflections

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually returning to Ketchikan.

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-350-16)
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Interacting with Japanese Americans from the Lower 48

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-350-23)
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Working for the Owen's Pharmacy

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually ...

Funeral service (ddr-densho-37-675)
img Funeral service (ddr-densho-37-675)
Original WRA caption: Reverend L.H. Tibesar, Maryknoll missionary assigned to work with the Catholic group at the Minidoka Relocation Center, conducts a grave side service at the little cemetery cleared out of the sage land adjacent to Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho.
Testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
doc Testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
Written testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Kajiko Hashisaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-201)
vh Kajiko Hashisaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-201)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka in 1943 to attend school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Married in 1945, and lived in Japan for sixteen months before returning to the United States and ...
Kinoshita Collection (ddr-densho-10)
Collection Kinoshita Collection (ddr-densho-10)
The Kinoshita collection (1940s, 1970s, and 1980s-1990s) contains photographs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Several photographs show the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the camp's newspaper. The collection also documents the redress movement from its inception, and includes photographs from various Japanese American Citizens League conventions. Densho interviewed collection donor Cherry Kinoshita in 1997.
Testimony of Akio Yanagihara (ddr-densho-67-179)
doc Testimony of Akio Yanagihara (ddr-densho-67-179)
Written testimony of Akio Yanagihara of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Kay Sakai Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1001-3)
vh Kay Sakai Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1001-3)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp California, then later transferred to Minidoka, Idaho. Married while in Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

Narrator Isami Nakao

Nisei male. Born August 24, 1914, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and was part of the first group of Japanese Americans to be removed. Incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while still at Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

Narrator Kazuko Nakao

Nisei female. Born December 13, 1919, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp California, then later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while in Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1000-155)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1000-155)
Caucasian male. Born November 14, 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends ...
Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-350-9)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-350-9)
Hearing about gambling in the canneries

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before ...

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-350-5)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-350-5)
Attending Japanese language school

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually returning ...

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