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Gene Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-4)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-4)
Nisei male. Born 1925 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. 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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

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vh Susie "Jinx" Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-69)
Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Oregon and remained in Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by ...

George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
vh George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
Nisei male. Born June 20, 1921, in Everett, Washington. Grew up primarily in Hillsboro, Oregon, where family ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and eventually moved to Woodland, Washington, establishing a ...
Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business. Ms. Gimba passed away in 2005.

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Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
Nisei female. Born November 16, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Ohio, and eventually returned to Portland.

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Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the ...

Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
vh Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
Nisei female. Born April 14, 1915, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland and became an artist.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Shig Oka Interview (ddr-one-7-74)
vh Shig Oka Interview (ddr-one-7-74)
Nisei male. Born July 28, 1930, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father worked for the railroad and then as an apartment building owner. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland, completed school, and became a pharmacist.

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection (ddr-one-5)
Collection Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection (ddr-one-5)
The collection consists of English and Japanese correspondence written primarily to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama while he was detained at Department of Justice detention facilities (Fort Missoula, MT, Fort Sill, OK, Camp Livingston, LA, and Santa Fe Detention Center, NM). The letters were sent by his friends and family in Portland, friends detained at other Department ...

Narrator Betty Morita Shibayama

Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, ...

Narrator George Morihiro

Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army in 1944 and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. Awarded the Purple Heart for actions in the Battle ...

Narrator Kaz T. Tanemura

Male, Issei-han. Born April 27, 1928, in Japan. As an infant, came to the U.S. where parents had previously immigrated. Family ran a hotel in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Seattle, finished high ...
Ed Tsutakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-196)
vh Ed Tsutakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-196)
Nisei male. Born May 15, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Japan, returning to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. Began attending the University of Washington before being removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Created a series of art pieces depicting camp life. Moved to Spokane, Washington, ...
Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
img Japanese American pointing at Honor Roll sign (ddr-densho-37-748)
Original WRA caption: Fumi Onodera, 20, proudly points at the names of her 3 brothers, Kid, 26; Kaun, 24; and Satoru, 22, on the Honor Roll of Japanese-Americans serving in the U. S. Army from the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho. The 3 brothers are training in a combat team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi with other ...
Shosuke Sasaki Collection (ddr-densho-274)
Collection Shosuke Sasaki Collection (ddr-densho-274)
This collection consists of documents from the personal collection of Mr. Shosuke Sasaki, an Issei who immigrated to the U.S. in 1919. During World War II he was incarcerated in Minidoka, Idaho, and later worked for Standard & Poor's financial institution for many years. His papers document his work with Minidoka's Welfare Department, as well as ...
Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
vh Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was working as a maid in Seattle when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
vh Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Bainbridge Island.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National ...

Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
vh Lury Sato Interview (ddr-one-7-6)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1915, in Montavilla, Oregon. Grew up in Portland and attended college before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband and lived in New York and Washington, D.C. Eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based ...

Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
Nisei male. Born in 1914 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in Gresham where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, ...

Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
vh Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. 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 Ames, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to Oregon and raising a ...
Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
vh Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the military before returning to the Hood River area.

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Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
vh Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up near Nihonmachi area of Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1943, volunteered for the army while in camp. Served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company. Returned to Seattle after the war and worked for the U.S. Customs Service. ...

Narrator Art Ishida

Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer ...

Narrator May Y. Namba

Nisei female. Born May 12, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Spent brief time in Japan as a young child, then returned to Seattle. Worked as a clerk in the Seattle School District until the onset of World War II, then was forced to resign under pressure from parent groups. Removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, ...

Narrator Yasashi Ichikawa

Issei female. Born 1907 in Shimonoseki, Japan. Attended school in Japan, and was encouraged by father to study English. Married a Buddhist minister and immigrated to the United States. Lived in Fresno, California, then returned to Japan for two years. Moved to Seattle, Washington, where husband was a minister at the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During World ...
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