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Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

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 ...
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in ...

Narrator Joe Yamakido

Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in ...
Topaz Times Vol. V No. 11 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-230)
doc Topaz Times Vol. V No. 11 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-230)
Selected article titles: "Director Ernst Clarifies Tule Situation in Letter" (p. 1), "One-Third of Pipelines in Center are Replaced" (p. 1), "Employees' Compensation Act Embraces Evacuees" (p. 2), "New Arrivals: 14 Tule Lake Workers Here" (p. 2), "California Lawyers Available to Evacuees Living in Centers" (p. 3).
Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
Collection Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making ...
[Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
doc [Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
Report written from an unidentified Nisei on the difficulties of "never being able to become fully Japanese" and the hardships endured at Tule Lake Camp. Second report on the effects of communal living based on Japanese culture at Tule Lake Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0055
Minoru Kiyota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-36-4)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-36-4)
Developing respect and admiration for the Japanese while attending school in Japan, description of Japanese values and culture

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and breadth ...

Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
doc Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
Draft of agreement, to be signed by the Project Director of the Tule Lake Segregation Center and the District Attorney of Modoc County, regarding their respective financial and legal responsibilities in investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of State law at the Tule Lake camp. The unsigned draft has handwritten editing, including strikeouts. See this object in ...

Narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to Tule Lake concentration ...
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926 in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family removed from Bellingham, Washington to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

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Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
vh Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration ...

Narrator Osamu Mori

Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Family answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was ...

Narrator Hope Omachi Kawashima

Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived and attended school in Nebraska for a few years before returning to Loomis. ...
Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
img Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers unload coal at Staley Junction, which is the rail head for this center. This coal is used by the residents during the extreamely [sic] cold winters which northern California offers.
Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
vh Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1925, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Clarksburg area.
Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
vh Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
vh Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
Nisei female. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.

Narrator Sachi Hiromoto

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.

Narrator May Ohmura Watanabe

Nisei female. Born May 13, 1922, in Chico, California. Grew up in Chico, where parents ran a produce store. Was in college when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and was removed with her family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend school in Syracuse, New York, and become a public health nurse. Later ...
Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
doc Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
Mae Iseri was originally from Thomas, Washington, where her parents ran a small store and berry farm. After being held at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California, Mae was detained at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where she worked as a physical education teacher. This was her first paycheck, which she never cashed.
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.
Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
vh Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
Nisei female. Born September 13, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1945, family repatriated to Japan. Grew up in Japan, attending school there, before returning with family in the 1950s. Eventually became a teacher and settled in California.
George Kikuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-40)
vh George Kikuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-40)
Kibei male. Born March 3, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. At only a few months of age, removed to the Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration camps, California. Expatriated to Japan with family during World War II. Grew up in Japan before returning to Los Angeles for high school. Later studied accounting, and became one of the ...

Narrator Fusako Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born March 29, 1920, in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.

Narrator Homer Yasui

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to ...
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