Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
doc Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements allegedly made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press between June 8 and June 17. Topics addressed include: questioned loyalty, conspiracies to sabotage local dams, and food quality.
Frank Endo Interview (ddr-densho-400-1)
av Frank Endo Interview (ddr-densho-400-1)
Frank Endo was born in Wilmington, California, on April 20,1923, and grew up on Terminal Island, California. He taught gymnastics at Santa Anita, California, Race Track and at the concentration camp in Amache, Colorado, where he was imprisoned. Endo worked in Chicago during WWII and served in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service. He participated in …
George Joji Tenpo Interview (ddr-densho-400-22)
av George Joji Tenpo Interview (ddr-densho-400-22)
George Tenpo was born on May 28, 1923, in Compton, California. His parents were Hyoichi and Shizue Tenpo. His father was a farmer in Harbor City and his mother was a housewife. During World War II, George and his family were sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After the …
Midori Kamei Interview (ddr-densho-400-11)
av Midori Kamei Interview (ddr-densho-400-11)
Midori Kamei was born on July 21, 1923, in Redondo Beach, California. She grew up in North Torrance where her parents farmed. Kamei was imprisoned briefly with her family at the Santa Anita Race Track in California and at the concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Kamei left Heart Mountain to attend college in Colorado. She …
Hideo
av Hideo "Jibo" Satow Interview (ddr-densho-400-20)
Hideo "Jibo" Satow was born on July 23, 1914, in Inglewood, California. He was the oldest of ten children. His father, Tomijiro Satow was a flower grower in Hawthorne, California. The Satow family was imprisoned at the Santa Anita Race Track and the concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas, during World War II. After the war, Satow …
Fujiko
av Fujiko "Fuzzy" Ishikawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-8)
Fujiko Ishikawa was born on November 18, 1912, in Oxnard, California. She grew up in Lomita, California, and attended UCLA where she met her husband Henry who became a partner in a successful produce business. She was imprisoned at Santa Anita Race Track and the concentration camp in Amache, Colorado. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, during …
Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
av Ken Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-5)
Ken Inose was born in 1933 in Los Angeles, California, as one of four children to Sejiro and Yoshiko Inose. Before World War II, Ken lived in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles where he had ethnically diverse neighbors. His father was a salesman and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out, …
Tetsuo
av Tetsuo "Ted" Hasegawa Interview (ddr-densho-400-4)
Ted Hasegawa was born on January 16, 1921, in Sacramento, California, and educated in Japan. When he returned to Torrance, California, where his parents farmed, he started kindergarten at the age of 11. After high school, he took automotive classes at a trade school in Los Angeles. Hasegawa witnessed the mass eviction of Japanese residents from …
Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
doc Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
An information booklet for the Granada concentration center. Topics include: descriptions of the area, community government, community enterprises, social activities, housing, and more.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
The inaugural issue of Reveille includes articles about the Scout Christmas party, athletic and outdoor events, scout number changes, Lil' Neebo illustrator Chris Ishii, a call to join the scouts, a short story, and more. One article mentions 14 boy scouts saved a flag from a mob during the Manzanar riot.
Osamu Mori Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-93-9)
vh Osamu Mori Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-93-9)
Living conditions in camp: unsanitary latrines and bad food
Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-5-6)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-5-6)
Helping to set up schools in 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 …

Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1012-5-2)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1012-5-2)
First impressions of camp: "the camps were certainly not good for families" (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 …

Bill Shishima Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1011-1-3)
vh Bill Shishima Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1011-1-3)
First impressions of the Santa Anita 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.

Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-7-2)
vh Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-7-2)
Impact of the riot at Santa Anita

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.

Kazuo Shiroyama Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1011-6-3)
vh Kazuo Shiroyama Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1011-6-3)
Memories of the journeys to Santa Anita and Heart Mountain

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 …

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