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Narrator Marshall M. Sumida

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 Michiko Frances Chikahisa

Nisei female. Born January 1929 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father ran a successful produce business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended college, eventually earning a master's degree in ...

Narrator Takashi Hoshizaki

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents owned and operated a produce store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, decided to resist the draft, and attended meetings of ...

Narrator Mas Okui

Nisei male. Born October 4, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area. Was drafted into the military and served during the Korean War. Became a teacher, and is active in Japanese American community organizations.

Narrator Ujinobu Niwa

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California, where father ran a fruit stand and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eventually establishing a career in chemistry.

Narrator Celeste Teodor

Nisei female. Born June 24, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Placed for adoption and was living in an orphanage when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Transferred to Manzanar's Childrens Village during World War II. After the war, lived with various foster families in Los Angeles before becoming independent at age eighteen.

Narrator Angus Macbeth

White male. Born 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and oversaw publication of the Commission's report, Personal Justice Denied.

Narrator Dale Minami

Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder ...

Narrator Marian Shingu Sata

Nisei female. Born August 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where father was a prominent community leader and principal of the Japanese language school. During World War II, removed with family to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp along with a group of Japanese American ...

Narrator Isao Kikuchi

Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration camp, California, early in order to help with the construction of the camp. After leaving camp, relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served overseas. Eventually ...

Narrator Jim Matsuoka

Nisei male. Born July 27, 1935, in Los Angeles, Califonia. Grew up in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended school. Became involved in gang activity in L.A ...

Narrator Jun Ogimachi

Nisei male. Born May 26, 1928, in San Fernando, California. Grew up in San Fernando, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with family. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to San Fernando. Served in the U.S. Navy.

Narrator Glenn H. Kageyama

Sansei male. Born March 6, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. Son of Akira Kageyama, one of the key players in the guyaule rubber-producing project at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II.

Narrator Robert Katsuto Fujioka

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to finish high school in Chicago, Illinois, and attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drafted into the military. Eventually returned to ...

Narrator Sumiko Yamauchi

Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to ...

Narrator Rose Matsui Ochi

Nisei female. Born December 15, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. As a child, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Following World War II, became a teacher and then went to law school. In 1974, worked for Los Angeles Mayor Bradley as a legislative research coordinator and eventually executive ...

Narrator Henry Nakano

Nisei male. Born May 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a grocery store and then a small farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language School.

Narrator Florence Ohmura Dobashi

Nisei female. Born October 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California where father was a minister, but was living in Riverside, California, when World War II broke out. During the war, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to finish high school in Ohio, then attended UC Berkeley and ...

Narrator Kyoko Nishi Tanaka

Nisei female. Born February 26, 1927. One of four sisters, grew up near Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a nursery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Following the war, returned to Los Angeles.

Narrator George H. Morishita

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived in Sawtelle, California, for a time before being drafted in the army and serving in Korea. Lived in Arizona and Nevada after the war.

Narrator Nobu Shimokochi

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp eventually returned to California.

Narrator Kay Uno Kaneko

Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could ...

Narrator John Young

Chinese American male. Born May 22, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father was an herbalist. In 1942, married a Japanese American woman and voluntarily joined her and her family in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, drafted into the military and served in Europe.

Narrator Hikoji Takeuchi

Nisei male. Born December 18, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Parents owned and operated a restaurant. Father passed away prior to the onset of World War II, so mother was responsible for preparing the family to move to camp. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and in 1942, was shot by a military police officer while ...

Narrator Yo Shibuya

Nisei male. Born August 23, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Went to Japan for a time as a child with family before returning to California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, learned the saxophone and played with the Jive Bombers band. After leaving camp, attended college and began ...
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