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Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
vh Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Penryn.

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

Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz Interview (ddr-densho-1000-252)
vh Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz Interview (ddr-densho-1000-252)
Nisei female. Born September 15, 1932, in Lodi, California. Grew up in Jersey Island, a small island in the Sacramento Delta. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Los Angeles, California. Graduated from Long Beach State and earned a ...
Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
av Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family's experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect ...
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922 in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining ...
Aiko Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-8)
vh Aiko Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-8)
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 Tomiye Terasaki

Kibei female. Born October 5, 1910, in San Francisco, California. At age three, sent to live with grandfather and receive education in Fukuoka, Japan. After high school, temporarily moved to Tokyo and assisted family-owned business. In 1929, returned to U.S. to join parents in Sacramento. After arranged marriage to Mr. Tadao Sakita, moved to Los ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 30 No. 10 (March 11, 1950) (ddr-pc-22-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 30 No. 10 (March 11, 1950) (ddr-pc-22-10)
Selected article titles: "University of Washington Will Begin Study of Nisei, Issei" (p. 1), "Masaoka Brothers Test Case Will Challenge Legality of California Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "Wartime Loyalty of Hawaii Nisei Hailed as House Vote Favors Statehood Proposal" (p. 1), "Japanese American Evacuees Report Decrease in Racial Bias in Sacramento Valley" (p. 2), "JACL ...
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4289 (March 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-2)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4289 (March 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-2)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Loyalty Told as Hawaii Newspaper Calls for Statehood"; "Tule Lake Trio Sentenced"; "AFL Union Suspends Member for Anti-Nisei Talk"; "Nisei Indicted for Desertion From CPS Camp"; "Graves Bearing Enemy Names Desecrated"; "'Real Friendship' from California Man"; "Lost Battalion Thanks Nisei"; "Sacramento Evacuee Killed in Chicago"; "WRA Denies Plan to Unite Enemy Families ...
George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
vh George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
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.

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

Narrator Paul Takagi

Nisei male. Born May 3, 1923, in Auburn, California. Grew up in the Sacramento Valley, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked as a hospital orderly in camp. Forced to sit with a young man who had been shot during the "Manzanar Riot," and quit job ...
Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
img Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Harvey Akio Itano, 21, 1942 graduate from the University of California where he received his Bachelor of Science [in] Chemistry degree. He was chosen by the faculty as University Medalist for 1942 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Mr. Itano went to the Assembly center prior to ...
Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
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.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the ...

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 ...
Paul Takagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-327)
vh Paul Takagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-327)
Nisei male. Born May 3, 1923, in Auburn, California. Grew up in the Sacramento Valley, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked as a hospital orderly in camp. Forced to sit with a young man who had been shot during the "Manzanar Riot," and quit job ...
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-294)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-294)
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 ...
Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
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 ...
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
vh Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp ...
Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
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 ...
Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
vh Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration ...
Sam H. Ono Interview (ddr-densho-1003-2)
vh Sam H. Ono Interview (ddr-densho-1003-2)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Moved frequently as a child after mother passed away. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Graduated from high school in Manzanar. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Iowa. Drafted into the army and served in the medical corps. Eventually returned to ...
Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
doc Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries in Sacramento by the union, and ...
Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
vh Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

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

Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4291 (March 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-4)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4291 (March 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-4)
Selected article titles: "Beat Me, Professor, Eight to the Bar"; "Sacramento Officer Says Nisei Saved Outfit"; "Issei Arrested While Gambling in N.Y."; "Rohwer Contributes 866 Men to Serve in U.S. Armed Forces"; "Nisei Employed by WRA in Los Angeles"; "Nisei Girl Dies Giving Birth to Twins"; "Nisei Bowlers' League"; "Nisei Trial Suspended"; "Nisei Convicted ...
Letter from K.W. Lee to Friends of Michi Weglyn, November 1, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-203)
doc Letter from K.W. Lee to Friends of Michi Weglyn, November 1, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-203)
A letter from K. W. (Kyung Won) Lee, an investigative journalist who wrote for the Sacramento Union, to the Friends of Michi Weglyn. Lee wrote that Weglyn was instrumental in the campaign to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean American man was on death row, but later had his convictions overturned. Lee also wrote that other ...
Robert
vh Robert "Rusty" Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1004-16)
Nisei male. Born January 19, 1915, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Volunteered for the military out of camp, and was recruited to serve in the Military Intelligence Service. Mr. Kimura passed away on April 4, 2012.

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

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