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Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-60)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jul 16, 1943. On the left side of the postcard is an "Examined" stamp signed "25-3." The message on the back of the postcard is dated July 16, 1943. Teru writes to tell Kei about ...
Christmas card and envelope to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Christmas card and envelope to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Mr. and Mrs. S. Nii (ddr-one-5-46)
Envelope addressed to Mr. Kei Koyama at Camp Livingston, no return sender information. Postmarked Dec 22, 1942, in Hunt, Idaho. In red pencil “Dec 20, 1943” is written above a purple "EXAMINED" stamp. On the back of the envelope are two additional "Internment Camp" stamps; one is dated Dec 28, 1942; the second is dated Jan ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-55)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. In the upper right corner in place of postage is “Internee of War/Free Mail” written in black ink. Postmarked May 31, 1943. In red pencil “June 17-43 54” is written. Along the left side of the envelope is ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-58)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jun 22, 1943. In the upper center “6/28-43” is written in red pencil. Inside the envelope was a letter, in the center of the header is an "Examined" stamp. In the letter Teru writes about being apart ...
Woman holding baby (ddr-densho-322-9)
img Woman holding baby (ddr-densho-322-9)
Ami Kinoshita holding Jayne Kinoshita Ichikawa at Minidoka.
Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
vh Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
White female. Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation at the time WWII broke out, so family lived in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, in 1942. Mrs. Chandler was a child at the time, and attended elementary school in Minidoka. Moved to Twin Falls for junior high and high school years before ...
Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
doc Testimony of Misao Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-171)
Written testimony of Misao Sakamoto 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 "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
doc Testimony of Thomas T. Shigio (ddr-densho-67-175)
Written testimony of Thomas T. Shigio of Auburn, 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 "Economic Loss and Harassment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
doc Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
Written testimony of Theresa Takayoshi of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
doc Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
Written testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
vh Shig Kaseguma Interview (ddr-manz-1-32)
Nisei male. Born June 4, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Cincinnati before being drafted. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service, and eventually returned to Seattle.
Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
vh Katsumi Okamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-24)
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.
Group in camp's Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-685)
img Group in camp's Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-685)
Original WRA caption: The Most Reverend Edward J. Kelley, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Boise, Idaho, visited the Catholic church at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho, on October 19 to conduct confirmation services for this class of children and adults. The Reverend L.H. Tibesar, Maryknoll missionary, who is pastor of the Hunt church, is ...
Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
This letter from a district director of the Department of Justice was sent to an Issei in 1945. He was detained at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho for a period of time, and the letter informed him that while he was there, he did not have to report to a parole officer.
Tulean Dispatch Vol. 7 No. 3 (September 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-403)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 7 No. 3 (September 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-403)
Selected article titles: "Hostel at Pocatello, Idaho to be Used for Stopping Place. Accommodations for Women Arranged" (p. 1), "Vegetable Harvesting Continues at Farm" (p. 1), "Foreign Properties, Cert. of Yen Must be Reported" (p. 1), "Tamura Drowns in a Canal at Minidoka" (p. 2), "As I See Castle Rock" (p. 3).
Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
doc Testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka (ddr-densho-67-209)
Written testimony of Marie Horiuchi Ooka, born in 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 Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Akiko Kurose Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-42)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-42)
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.

(Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.)

Marian A. Ohashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-351)
vh Marian A. Ohashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-351)
Nisei female. Born July 16, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, where parents ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle while still a high school student.
Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
vh Cherry Kinoshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-34)
Nisei female. Born October 13, 1923, in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Green Lake area. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in National and Seattle Chapter JACL politics, especially during the drive for redress in the 1970s and 1980s. Cherry Kinoshita passed away on July 29, 2008.
Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-33-9)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-33-9)
Transferring to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

George Nakata Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-29-15)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-29-15)
Moving to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Kena Gimba Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-2-4)
vh Kena Gimba Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-2-4)
Memories of the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Peace activist and internees (ddr-densho-13-45)
img Peace activist and internees (ddr-densho-13-45)
Floyd Schmoe, a pacifist and supporter of the Japanese American community, with Yoshi Asaba and Father Joe Kitagawa at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Father Kitagawa was the Episcopal minister at Minidoka. Floyd Schmoe was born in 1895 and is a peace activist and Quaker from Seattle, Washington. Schmoe was a strong supporter of the Japanese ...
Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
Sansei male. Born 1939 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated with parents at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Bainbridge Island after end of World War II. President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), a community organization dedicated to the preservation of Japanese American history on Bainbridge Island.
Frank Yamasaki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-131)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-131)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle. Frank Yamasaki passed away February 28, 2016.
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