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Lilly Kodama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-19)
vh Lilly Kodama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-19)
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 Yukiko Katayama Omoto

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Tats Kojima

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Age 18 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Became an auto mechanic after World War II.

Narrator Tomiko Hayashida Egashira

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.
Jean Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-130)
vh Jean Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-130)
Nisei female. Born 1934 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.
Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-158)
vh Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-158)
Nisei female. Born May 3, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle and became a teacher.
June Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-88)
vh June Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-88)
Nisei female. Born 1926 in Petersburg, Alaska. Both mother and father were jailed in Petersburg after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington.
Envelope from Eva Koyama and addressed to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit (ddr-one-5-218)
doc Envelope from Eva Koyama and addressed to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit (ddr-one-5-218)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Eva Koyama while she was incarcerated at Minidoka in Hunt, Idaho, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. The envelope is postmarked August 3, 1943.
Testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown) (ddr-densho-67-303)
doc Testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown) (ddr-densho-67-303)
Written testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown). Incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Akio T. Hoshino (ddr-densho-67-315)
doc Testimony of Akio T. Hoshino (ddr-densho-67-315)
Written testimony of Akio T. Hoshino, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
doc Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
Written testimony of Henry S. Itoi, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Frances Kay Nakasone (ddr-densho-67-256)
doc Testimony of Frances Kay Nakasone (ddr-densho-67-256)
Written testimony of Frances Kay Nakasone of Bellevue, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
doc Testimony of Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
Written testimony of Alice Sakura Kono of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice."
Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
doc Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
Written testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-72)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-72)
Excerpt: "Not much has happened since I last wrote, but the weekend is booked full and I'm not sure when I'll get another chance." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-18)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-18)
Excerpt: "Last week I had some rest from choir after Mae's leaving -- we took a week off because of the big banquets for the volunteers." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
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 Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist. Mrs. Kurose passed away on May 24, 1998.

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 Kaz Kinoshita

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.
Testimony of Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
doc Testimony of Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
Written testimony of Samuel T. Shoji, 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 Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-350-22)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-350-22)
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)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-350-19)
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)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-350-13)
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 ...

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