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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.

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Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
vh Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Grew up in Hillsboro, where parents ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for Boise, Idaho, where mother received medical treatment. Eventually returned to Oregon and served in the …
Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
Collection Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
This collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other materials related to a Japanese American family from White Salmon, Washington. These historical records trace a journey that included hurdles of federal and state laws, war and incarceration, exile and resettlement. Significantly, the collection includes firsthand accounts of the Portland Assembly Center …
Ami Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-70)
vh Ami Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-70)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Enumclaw, Washington. Family moved to Nahcotta, Washington, and ran an oyster farm. Married prior to World War II and lived on husband's family's farm in Gresham, Oregon. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Gresham. …

Narrator Rose Niguma

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.

Narrator Jean Matsumoto

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.

Narrator Alice Matsumoto Ando

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.
Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
vh Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
Nisei-han male. Born January 2, 1936, in Portland, Oregon, where father worked for the railroad. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family moved to a small community outside of Spokane, Washington, to farm. Went to UC Berkeley and Caltech, then taught at …

Narrator Yoneko Hara

Nisei female. Born September 12, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where family ran a greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, eventually returned to Portland.

Narrator George Nakata

Nisei male. Born January 19, 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 with family to Portland.

Narrator Hiro Heidi Inahara

Nisei female. Born February 2, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, 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 with family to Portland.
Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
vh Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
Nisei female. Born January 22, 1923, in Wilsonville, Oregon. Taken to Japan to live with family for a few years before the outbreak of World War II. Returned alone to Oregon to join sister at age sixteen with the help of a white benefactor. Removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, but then left immediately to …

Narrator Henry Sakamoto

Nisei male. Born January 27, 1927, 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, attended college in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Portland.

Narrator Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama

Nisei male. Born November 24, 1928, 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, joined the military and served in Japan. Eventually returned to Portland.

Narrator Mary Iwasaki

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.

Narrator Frances Sumida Palk

Nisei female. Born July 31, 1939, in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before returning to Oregon. Was living in Vanport, Oregon, during the flood in …

Narrator Richard Sakurai

Nisei male. Born December 26, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Troutdale, Oregon, 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, attended college in Ohio before eventually returning to Oregon.

Narrator Mae Hada

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 …

Narrator Masuko Oyama

Nisei female. Born February 21, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed with family the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended high school for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to Portland.

Narrator Kenji Onishi

Nisei male. Born April 24, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where father worked for the railroad. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, served in the military and eventually returned to Portland and became a teacher.

Narrator Shig Oka

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.

Narrator Lucy Kirihara

Nisei female. Born February 27, 1931, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled with family in Minnesota, becoming a teacher in St. Paul.

Narrator Kaz Kinoshita

Nisei male. Born October 1, 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.

Narrator Albert A. Oyama

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Montavilla, Oregon, where father ran a Japanese-language newspaper. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, served in Korea in the U.S. military. Returned to Oregon and became a physician.

Narrator Dan Hinatsu

Nisei male. Born April 3, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, 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, worked for a time and then was drafted into the army. Eventually returned to Portland and …
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