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Letter regarding travel permit (ddr-densho-25-108)
doc Letter regarding travel permit (ddr-densho-25-108)
In 1945, Matahichi Iseri applied for a travel permit to visit friends at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho. His permit was denied, since his reason for wanting to visit did not fit into any of the permit categories.
Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
doc Testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki (ddr-densho-67-310)
Written testimony of Jiro and Shea Aoki. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center 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.
Testimony of Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
doc Testimony of Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
Written testimony of Frank H. Komoto. 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.
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-171-14)
doc Letter from a camp teacher to her family (ddr-densho-171-14)
Excerpt: "I feel terribly that I didn't get any special greeting to you for Christmas, but there just wasn't time to write and Uncle Sam was discouraging telegrams and long distance phone calls." Sent from Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.
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.
Robert Mizukami Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-114-11)
vh Robert Mizukami Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-114-11)
Arrival at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: sand and sagebrush; temporary leave to harvest potatoes and sugar beets for nearby farmers

This is the first in a series of interviews conducted by the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizen League in collaboration with Densho.

Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
This is the remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp, which was located in the wastelands of Idaho. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. A few structures as well as several monuments mark the site of the camp's 1942 location.
Japanese Americans waving good-bye (ddr-densho-36-63)
img Japanese Americans waving good-bye (ddr-densho-36-63)
The Puyallup Assembly Center housed primarily Japanese Americans from Seattle, Washington. It was open from April 28 to September 23, 1942. Most of the Japanese Americans from the Puyallup Assembly Center were later sent to the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho.
Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
doc Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
Written testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in Manzanar concentration camp, California, and 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 George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
doc Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
Written testimony of George Murakami of Sumner, 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
doc Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
Written testimony of Hideko Aoki, born in Japan. 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.
Testimony of Betty Y. Okura (ddr-densho-67-254)
doc Testimony of Betty Y. Okura (ddr-densho-67-254)
Written testimony of Betty Y. Okura, born in Firwood, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and 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 Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
doc Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
Written testimony of Tori Koriyama, born in Japan. 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.
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.
Tats Kojima Interview (ddr-densho-1001-10)
vh Tats Kojima Interview (ddr-densho-1001-10)
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.
Eiko Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-14)
vh Eiko Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-14)
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.
Lois Shikami Interview (ddr-chi-1-8)
vh Lois Shikami Interview (ddr-chi-1-8)
Nisei female. Born August 25, 1931, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Wisconsin for several years before eventually moving to Chicago, Illinois.
Tomiko Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-68)
vh Tomiko Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-68)
Sansei female. Born April 18, 1942, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, moved as an infant with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family moved for a time to New York, then returned to Oregon. Tomiko's father created and edited the Minidoka Interlude while in …
Testimony of Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
doc Testimony of Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
Written testimony of Victor H. Kihara, 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kinuko Higo (ddr-densho-67-312)
doc Testimony of Kinuko Higo (ddr-densho-67-312)
Written testimony of Kinuko Higo, 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
doc Testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
Written testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama of 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
doc Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
Written testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi, born in Japan. 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.
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