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Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Betty Fumiye Ito Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-189-20)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-189-20)
Dealing with unpleasant living conditions in Puyallup Assembly Center
Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-196-16)
vh Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-196-16)
Activities at Puyallup Assembly Center: making signs

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Kajiko Hashisaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-201-9)
vh Kajiko Hashisaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-201-9)
Having a special ceremony in camp for Seattle Japanese American high school graduates
Art Abe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-206-17)
vh Art Abe Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-206-17)
Feeling bitter upon being removed: "I couldn't believe what the government was doing to us"
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vh James "Turk" Suzuki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-204-10)
Unable to graduate before mass removal, participating in a graduation ceremony in camp
Yae Aihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-221-8)
vh Yae Aihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-221-8)
First impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center, having a graduation ceremony
Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-342-12)
vh Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-342-12)
Impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
Arriving early at assembly center

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually …

Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-350-16)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-350-16)
Interacting with Japanese Americans from the Lower 48

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in …

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