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Washington State Historical Society Collection (ddr-densho-42)
Collection Washington State Historical Society Collection (ddr-densho-42)
The collection of the Washington State Historical Society at Tacoma, Washington, contains a single photograph of Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown, in the early 1900s.
Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
doc Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
Written testimony of Lois Kaneko, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.

Narrator Eiko Yamaichi

Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving ...

Narrator Chester Earls

White male. Born in Spokane, Washington. Served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, with a mainly Japanese American congregation, for thirteen years in the 1960s and '70s.
Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
doc Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
Written testimony of Takao Aoki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
doc Testimony of George Murakami (ddr-densho-67-261)
Written testimony of George Murakami of Sumner, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
doc Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
Written testimony of Alex Gottfried, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
doc Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
Written testimony of Yutaka Fujikado, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
doc Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
Written testimony of Henry S. Itoi, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
Written testimony of Kimiko Nakamura of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Buddhist parsonage (ddr-densho-109-45)
img Buddhist parsonage (ddr-densho-109-45)
This was the first Buddhist parsonage in Tacoma, Washington.
Washington's 1889 Land Law (ddr-densho-280-25)
doc Washington's 1889 Land Law (ddr-densho-280-25)
A piece that encourages Washington state residents to pass Senate Joint Resolution No. 21, which would repeal a portion of the state constitution that bars non-citizens from owning land.
Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
doc Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
Written testimony of Hideko Aoki, born in Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kara Kondo (ddr-densho-67-213)
doc Testimony of Kara Kondo (ddr-densho-67-213)
Written testimony of Kara Kondo of Yakima, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
doc Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
Written testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto, born in Spokane, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination, Economic Loss and Redress."
Testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe (ddr-densho-67-299)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe (ddr-densho-67-299)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Yumibe of Tacoma, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
doc Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
Written testimony of Tazu Suzuki, born in Ichi-ken, Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Corinne Monzon Leach (ddr-densho-67-242)
doc Testimony of Corinne Monzon Leach (ddr-densho-67-242)
Written testimony of Corinne Monzon Leach, born in Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
doc Testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
Written testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
vh Rick Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-80)
Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.

Narrator Marianne West

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.

Narrator Earl Hanson

White male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after ...
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