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Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
vh Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
Nisei male. Grew up in Milwaukie, 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, returned to Oregon and resumed farming.

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

Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
vh Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on ...
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 ...
Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-17)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston. Sender information written in the upper left corner as "Mrs. Kei Koyama/No 16109 sec. 3-D-10/Japanese Assembly Center/N. Portland, Oregon." Postmarked June 23, 1942. Two additional dates handwritten below the postmark: "June 23-42" and "June ...
George Azumano Interview (ddr-one-7-32)
vh George Azumano Interview (ddr-one-7-32)
Nisei male. Born June 9, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel and grocery business. Was drafted into the army prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was transferred to the army reserves. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, ...
George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
vh George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
Nisei male. Born 1926 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Eventually returned ...

Narrator Shiuko Sakai

Nisei female. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle where parents operated a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to live and work in New York, then worked for several years in Japan for the U.S. occupation forces. Returned to ...
Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
vh Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale 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, attended college briefly in Utah before returning home to Gresham.

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

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. ...
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.

(This ...

Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago chapter's ...
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 ...
Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
Impressions of the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon: "the conditions were terrible" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions ...

Miyuki Yasui Interview (ddr-one-7-28)
vh Miyuki Yasui Interview (ddr-one-7-28)
Nisei female. Born September 18, 1926, in South Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Attended college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after leaving camp. Eventually married and moved to Portland, Oregon.

(This material is based upon work ...

Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview (ddr-one-7-4)
Nisei female. Grew up in Central Washington state. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp to attend college in Kansas and North Carolina. Eventually returned to the West Coast.

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

Narrator Marjorie Matsushita Sperling

Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation ...

Narrator Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the ...

Narrator Bob Suzuki

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 ...
Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
vh Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Vancouver, Washington. Grew up in Vancouver 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, moved to New York City to attend a fashion design school. Eventually resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(This material ...

Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
vh Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, ...
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 ...

Narrator Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda

Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941, and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and ...

Narrator Kara Kondo

Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and ...
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-123)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941 and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and service ...
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-125)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941 and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, school and service ...
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