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Narrator Hank Shozo Umemoto

Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised primarily by older brother. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, snuck out of camp to spend time in the surrounding hillside ...

Narrator John Tomita

Nisei male. Born August 20, 1920, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where father operated a restaurant. Attended college and studied engineering before World War II. During the war, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In camp, worked on the survey crew. Remained in Tule Lake ...
Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
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 ...
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.

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Narrator Kenji Taguma

Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

Narrator Kay Shimada

Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.
Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
vh Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.
Two fishermen (ddr-densho-29-1)
img Two fishermen (ddr-densho-29-1)
Fishing for striped bass was a popular pastime for the Japanese American community in California. Kay (Kazuo) Watanabe (left) and Jiro Habara hold two bass they caught near Rio Vista on the Sacramento River. Fishing for striped bass was a popular pastime for the Japanese American community in California.

Narrator Art Imagire

Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Oakland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Reno, Nevada, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Attended the University of Nevada and later worked for an aerospace company. Presently resides in Sacramento, California.
Nisei leaving barracks (ddr-densho-151-277)
img Nisei leaving barracks (ddr-densho-151-277)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Masamichi Suzuki, roommate of Harvey Itano, is leaing his barrack room at the Assembly center. He has had three years of advanced education which includes three years at the University of California Medical School and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has been assisting in the Assembly center hospital and ...

Narrator Gloria Toshiko Imagire

Nisei female. Born June 25, 1935, in Vacaville, California. Grew up in Vacaville before being removed to the Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After the war, lived briefly with parents in Ogden, Utah, before returning to the Sacramento area.
Gloria Toshiko Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-46)
vh Gloria Toshiko Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-46)
Nisei female. Born June 25, 1935, in Vacaville, California. Grew up in Vacaville before being removed to the Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After the war, lived briefly with parents in Ogden, Utah, before returning to the Sacramento area.
Art Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-34)
vh Art Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-34)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Oakland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Reno, Nevada, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Attended the University of Nevada and later worked for an aerospace company. Presently resides in Sacramento, California.
Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-278)
img Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-278)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Student evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Most of these boys have attended the University of California for a period of up to three years. They have been at this Assembly center for several days and are awaiting transfer to a War Relocation Authority center where they will spend the duration.

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 ...

Narrator George Murakami

Nisei male. Born 1934 in Guadalupe, California. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area. Served in the U.S. Air Force, and eventually resettled in Minnesota.

Narrator Harry Umeda

Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941, prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the Military Intelligence Service, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in New Guinea and the Philippines. After returning to the U.S., settled ...
Harry Umeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-10)
vh Harry Umeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-10)
Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941, prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the Military Intelligence Service, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in New Guinea and the Philippines. After returning to the U.S., settled ...

Narrator Jack Dairiki

Kibei male. Born December 25, 1930 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where parents ran a hotel. In 1941, traveled to Japan with father to Japan, then could not return to the United States because of impending war. Was living in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Returned to the ...
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation ...

Narrator Louie Watanabe

Nisei male. Born August 22, 1925, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where parents owned and operated a restaurant and rooming house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and worked in various places, including Colorado Springs ...

Narrator Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation ...
Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when ...

Narrator Sumiko M. Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when ...
Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
vh Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Michigan. Drafted into the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After military discharge, moved to ...
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