Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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Frank Sumida Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-261-16)
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Working as a debt collector for an organized gambling operation in camp

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-302-5)
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Tensions between Japanese Americans and camp guards

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-302-6)
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Coping with difficult conditions in camp

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-302-3)
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Daily life in camp as a teenager

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-302-7)
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Receiving visitors in camp

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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-153-42)
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Feeling angry about conditions in Santa Anita Assembly Center, California

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Kanji Sahara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-448-8)
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Living in Santa Anita near families from the same prewar area
Min Tonai Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-302-4)
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Memories of the "Santa Anita riot"

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-302-2)
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Memories of "evacuation day" and first impressions of Santa Anita

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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 41 (ddr-densho-1000-153-41)
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Memories of mass removal: traveling to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, becoming head of the "vegetable department" at Santa Anita

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences …

Frank Sumida Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-261-15)
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Involvement in a so-called "riot" while in assembly center

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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-153-43)
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Jobs in camp

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-153-44)
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Keeping busy to pass the time in assembly center, trying not to feel too angry

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who …

Frank S. Kawana Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-367-7)
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A child's memories of the Santa Anita assembly center

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Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-370-8)
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The day of mass removal

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Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-370-9)
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Working in a camp mess hall

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Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-130-7)
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Santa Anita Assembly Center: making camouflage nets, observing loss of family ties
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