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View of the Mess Hall No.14 at Rowher concentration camp (ddr-densho-331-5)
img View of the Mess Hall No.14 at Rowher concentration camp (ddr-densho-331-5)
Caption on reverse: "Rohwer, Arkansas / Coal & old wood for cooking in mess hall."
Rohwer Outpost Collection (ddr-densho-143)
Collection Rohwer Outpost Collection (ddr-densho-143)
This collection consists of the Rohwer Outpost, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Narrator William R. Johnston

White male, born 1936 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and William, along with his two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.

Narrator James T. Johnston

White male, born 1939 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and James, along with his two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.

Narrator Dorothy J. Whitlock

White female, born 1934 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and Dorothy, along with her two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.

Narrator Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp ...
James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
vh James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
This interview is with three siblings, James T. Johnston, William R. Johnston, and Dorothy J. Whitlock. James was born in 1939, William in 1936, and Dorothy in 1934, all three in Arkansas. During World War II, the Johnstons' father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and the whole family lived in Rohwer.

Narrator Yooichi Wakamiya

Nisei male. Born July 10, 1933, in Hawthorne, California. Grew up in Hawthorne where parents ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family for a time in a trailer camp in Los Angeles ...
Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
vh Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1933, in Hawthorne, California. Grew up in Hawthorne where parents ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family for a time in a trailer camp in Los Angeles ...
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp ...

Narrator June T. Watanabe

Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Setsuko Izumi Asano

Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career ...
Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
Collection Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
The Kuroishi Family Collection features photographs and documents from the family of Iwao Kuroishi, an Issei who was the proprietor of the Chop Suey House restaurant in Los Angeles, California, prior to World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and documents relating to the family's resettlement to Omaha, Nebraska ...
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-9)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-9)
Remembering the train ride to Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, helping to set up the camp

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
vh June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Christie O. Ichikawa

Sansei female. Born April 4, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento before moving to Boyle Heights, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, attended school in Chicago before returning to Los Angeles. Established a career in nursing and teaching.
Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
vh Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
Nisei female. Born January 15, 1920, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Fresno area where parents farmed grapes. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.
Marshall M. Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-332)
vh Marshall M. Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-332)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Drafted into the military and served in the Military Intelligence Service. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator Doris Nitta

Nisei female. Born December 28, 1929, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California.

Narrator Jane Hidaka

Nisei female. Born August 18, 1933, in La Jolla, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Eventually became involved with the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (CNAA).
Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
vh Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
Nisei female. Born December 28, 1929, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California.
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