Poston (Colorado River)

Concentration Camp

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Roy Takai Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1004-5-1)
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Being recruited for the Military Intelligence Service out of the Poston concentration camp

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 …

Nikki Bridges Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-15-1)
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Daily memories of camp (audio only)

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 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 …

Fred Oda Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1015-9-19)
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Moving to the Poston concentration camp; coping with difficult conditions
Fred Oda Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1015-9-20)
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Answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," then changing to "yes-yes"
Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
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Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead …

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-10-8)
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Working for the Poston Chronicle, the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily …

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-10-10)
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Feelings of camp residents: discouragement, bitterness, but also memories of fun activities

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not …

Takenori Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1003-7-7)
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Father's work as a carpenter in camp

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.

Frances Kaji Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-400-10-1)
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Full oral history interview with Frances Kaji conducted as part of the South Bay History Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.
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