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Ted Nagata Interview (ddr-densho-1013-3)
vh Ted Nagata Interview (ddr-densho-1013-3)
Sansei male. Born October 5, 1935, in Santa Monica, California. Raised in Berkeley, California, where father worked as a salesman. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Mother had difficult time in camp. Family was one of the last to leave Topaz. Resettled in Salt Lake City and, with sister, sent to ...
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While ...
Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
img Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
Original caption: San Jose, California. John W. Abbott, chief field investigator for the Tolan Congressional Defense Committee on Migration, is shown speaking to a young celery grower, on March 27, 1942, who has just completed arrangements for leasing his farm during evacuation. He holds the lease document in his hand. He and his sisters were evacuated ...
Dave Tatsuno Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-4)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview II (ddr-densho-1005-4)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Spent difficult childhood years in San Francisco under care of a guardian while family lived in Japan. Graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley before World War II. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and then to Topaz concentration ...
Kiyo Yoshimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-344)
vh Kiyo Yoshimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-344)
Nisei female. Born July 31, 1924, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Richmond, California, where father worked for the Santa Fe railroad company. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois. Remained in Chicago, becoming a social worker, and getting involved with ...
Kazuko Iwahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-337)
vh Kazuko Iwahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-337)
Nisei female. Born December 16, 1929, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Berkeley where parents operated a nursery business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to Berkeley, working as a schoolgirl for a white woman while ...
Grace F. Oshita Interview (ddr-densho-1013-4)
vh Grace F. Oshita Interview (ddr-densho-1013-4)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Spent childhood in San Francisco where family operated successful miso factory and grocery store. Father arrested by FBI in February 1942 and sent to Fort Lincoln internment camp, North Dakota. Family removed to Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Graduated from Topaz High School ...
Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
vh Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
Nisei male. Born June 7, 1929, in Merced, California. Grew up in Mount Eden, California, and was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp in Utah, then moved to Tule Lake concentration camp after family volunteered to move to Japan. While at Tule Lake, ...
Norman I. Hirose Interview (ddr-densho-1013-7)
vh Norman I. Hirose Interview (ddr-densho-1013-7)
Nisei male. Born June 22, 1926, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943 because of mother's wish to have the family move to Japan. ...
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration ...
Jean Shiraki Gize Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-14)
vh Jean Shiraki Gize Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-14)
Nisei female. Born June 16, 1938, in Alameda, California. Was age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in camp, father volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Mother answered an ad in the camp newspaper and ...
Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
vh Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
This interview is with a Nisei couple who were married in 1942 and were incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II.

(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 ...

Harry Kawahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-368)
vh Harry Kawahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-368)
Nisei male. Born September 14, 1931, in San Leandro, California. Grew up in San Leandro, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, moved with family to Salt Lake City for a year before returning to San Leandro. After ...
Tsuyako Kitashima Collection (ddr-janm-4)
Collection Tsuyako Kitashima Collection (ddr-janm-4)
Various materials from Topaz, Redress, the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations (NCRR), and the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima. Kitashima was born in Hayward, California in 1918. Her and her family were among the 120,000 Japanese Americans forcefully interned in war relocation camps during World War Two. They were first taken ...

Narrator Ernie Iyama

Nisei male. WGrew up in California. During World War II, was removed to the Tanforan assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.
Dave Tatsuno Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-6)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-6)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Spent difficult childhood years in San Francisco under care of a guardian while family lived in Japan. Graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley before World War II. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and then to Topaz concentration ...

Narrator Midori Suzuki

Nisei female. Grew up in Half Moon Bay, California. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.

Narrator Ann Fujikawa

Nisei female. Born in Berkeley, California. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, returned to Berkeley.

Narrator Sox Kitashima

Nisei female. Born 1918 in Hayward, California. Married in 1942 and removed with husband to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II.
Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-275)
vh Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-275)
Nisei male. Born December 7, 1914, in Livingston, California, where parents helped to establish a farming community called the Yamato Colony. Lost father at a young age, and moved to San Francisco, California, before World War II, and attended Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the ...

Narrator Jim Kajiwara

Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Married in 1942 and removed with wife to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II.
Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
vh Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
Nisei male. Born July 31, 1923, in Tacoma, Washington. Lived in Tacoma for a few years before moving with family to Redwood City, California, where family ran a flower nursery. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, refused to obey the ...
Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 14 (August 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-12)
doc Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 14 (August 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-12)
Selected article titles: "Council, Legislative Body Dissolved by Army Order" (p. 1), "Attention! Nisei Voters" (p. 1).
Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 19 (September 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-16)
doc Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 19 (September 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-16)
Selected article titles: "Advance Tanforan Contingent Leaves for Utah WRA Project. Main Evacuation of Center to Start Sept. 15" (p. 1), "Administrative Messages to Tanforan Residents" (p. 1), "Embarkation Procedure Given for Relocation" (p. 1), "Co-op Canteen Envisioned for Utah Relocation Site" (p. 1), "Nisei Faces the Future" (p. 12).
Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 2 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-2)
doc Tanforan Totalizer Vol. I No. 2 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-149-2)
Selected article titles: "Employment Procedure Established" (p. 1), "Center to Hold First Flag Ceremony Sunday" (p. 1), "Tanforan Roll Call Now 7796" (p. 1), "Camp Directory Due Next Week" (p. 1), "200 Lost Articles Turn Up in Bureau" (p. 3), "1st Town Hall Meeting Set" (p. 4).
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