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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.

Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
vh Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
Nisei female. Born April 9, 1925, in Malden, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. From Minidoka, relocated with family to Utica, New York. Worked in Japan for the U.S. Army of Occupation, and for the Tokyo General Army Hospital ...
Lily Kajiwara Interview (ddr-manz-1-105)
vh Lily Kajiwara Interview (ddr-manz-1-105)
Nisei female. Born July 26, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents had a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in camp, worked as an assistant teacher. After camp, lived in New York before returning to ...
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to ...
Tosh Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-241)
vh Tosh Tokunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-241)
Nisei male. Born January 2, 1925, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in the Selleck logging camp before moving with family to Seattle, Washington, for high school. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military as a paratrooper, and served in Europe. Eventually returned to ...
Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-35)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-35)
Sansei male. Born May 28, 1939, on 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.
Hannah Lai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-324)
vh Hannah Lai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-324)
Nisei female. Born April 11, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a hotel. Went to live in Japan for several years prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in Minidoka, recruited to teach elementary school, and ...
Minidoka Project Director H.L. Stafford (ddr-densho-37-672)
img Minidoka Project Director H.L. Stafford (ddr-densho-37-672)
Original WRA caption: H.L. Stafford, project director of Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho, formerly administrative officer in Idaho for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boise. Mr. Stafford was born in 1893 at Tarkio, Missouri and has lived in Idaho since 1912. Before entering government service, he engaged in farming, banking, and ...
Two Issei in front of barracks (ddr-densho-37-327)
img Two Issei in front of barracks (ddr-densho-37-327)
Original WRA caption: Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto, 80, and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, 80, on their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Sakamoto came to the United States from Japan in 1894. He was the first Japanese second-hand furniture store proprietor, first Japanese express man and one of the first vegetable ...
Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-39-38)
img Schoolchildren (ddr-densho-39-38)
Original museum description: Photograph, black and white glossy of a scene in Minidoka, Idaho[,] internment camp showing school children marching or parading near the barracks. There are two women white teachers and another adult woman at the rear. Some of the children are carrying American flags, and the flagpole in the back is at half staff. ...
Eddie Owada Interview (ddr-manz-1-37)
vh Eddie Owada Interview (ddr-manz-1-37)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up primarily on Vashon Island, Washington. Removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, Washington, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. Worked for the U.S. Forest Service and eventually ...
Victor Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-8)
vh Victor Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-8)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1926, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Parents were strawberry farmers before World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Unlike most Bainbridge Island Japanese Americans, did not transfer to the Minidoka, Idaho, concentration camp. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war, and attended ...
Robert Coombs Interview (ddr-densho-1000-146)
vh Robert Coombs Interview (ddr-densho-1000-146)
White male. Born May 26, 1918, in Visalia, California. Attended school in Sacramento, California, and then enrolled in the University of Southern California. Involved in the development of the new progressive education theory at Stanford University in the 1930s, and was teaching high school in Sacramento, California when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Worked as a teacher ...
Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
vh Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for ...
Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
vh Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
Nisei male. Born December 27, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was in the third grade during mass removal to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington. Moved with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before returning to Seattle to attend middle and high school. Found a lifelong job at Osborn & Ulland, a retail ...
Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, ...
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 ...
Bigelow Collection (ddr-densho-156)
Collection Bigelow Collection (ddr-densho-156)
This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Documents include student essays as well as numerous reports and publications from the War Relocation Authority sent to all of the camps including Minidoka.
Kiuchi Collection (ddr-densho-77)
Collection Kiuchi Collection (ddr-densho-77)
The Kiuchi collection consists of personal photographs from the family of George Kiuchi. The three photos document life in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Jim Akutsu Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-122-12-5)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-122-12-5)
Memories of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and meeting Minoru Yasui

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily ...

Frances Haglund Collection (ddr-densho-275)
Collection Frances Haglund Collection (ddr-densho-275)
The Frances Haglund Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous documents about Frances Haglund's time as a teacher at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
vh George Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-3)
Nisei male. Born January 12, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp early to attend college in Ohio. Was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned ...
Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
vh Rin Miura Interview (ddr-one-7-5)
Issei female. Born October 4, 1901, in Fukuda, Japan. Grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. after marrying. Settled in Portland, and during World War II was removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland.

(This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript ...

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