Pomona

Temporary Assembly Center

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Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 5 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-5)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 5 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-5)
Selected article titles: "550 Attend First Day of School" (p. 1), "900 Dishes and Bowls Missing!" (p. 1), "Registration of Aliens Continues" (p. 1), "Check Health of Center Cooks" (p. 1), "110 New Extinguishers Installed by Fire Crew" (p. 2), "Center Residents Leave for Japan" (p. 3), "Piano Lessons Reported Coming Along Nicely" (p. 3).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 24 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-24)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 24 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-24)
Selected article titles: "Nine Camp Monitors Appointed" (p. 1), "Supply Division Thanks Residents" (p. 1), "531 Set for Departure Tomorrow Morning" (p. 1), "All Aliens Must Register Prior to Evacuation" (p. 1), "Things Needed on Train Listed" (p. 2).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 25 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-25)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 25 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-25)
Selected article titles: "More Leave Tomorrow" (p. 1), "First Detailed Report from Wyoming Received" (p. 1), "Arrangement of Barracks in Block" (p. 2).
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
Letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care of Sei Fujii and telling her of his travel to Lordsburg.
Japanese American family preparing for the journey to the Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-242-4)
img Japanese American family preparing for the journey to the Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-242-4)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "May 1942 - El Monte, California - In front of family store. Hatchimonji family about to leave for the Pomona Assembly Center then the WRA camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. L-R: Tasuke Ike, Megumi Mike, Kumezo father, Nobue mother, and daughter Gloria, wearing the family ID tags."
img "Family leaving for the Pomona Assembly Center" (ddr-densho-242-14)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "May 1942, Covina, CA. Family leaving for the Pomona Assembly Center."
Two teen boys (ddr-densho-242-9)
img Two teen boys (ddr-densho-242-9)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ike and Mike on day of departure to a camp May 1942."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
Selected article titles: "Pro-Minority Text Dropped from OK List" (p.1, 3), "Bakke Case Jeopardizes Civil Rights Won Since 1940s, Rep. Chisholm Tells JACL" (p.1, 3), "Internment Credit Bill Hearing Set" (p.2), "Assembly Centers to Be Historical Site" (p.2), "Fresno Senior Citizens Express Needs in Survey" (p.3), "Nisei in Japan: Japanese and Nikkei Influences" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
Selected article titles: "Hayakawa Replies to Open Letter-Adv." (p. 1), "Gov. Brown Snubs Asian Heritage Wk." (pp. 1-2), "Midwest District Council: Youth Workshop--Milwaukee: Nisei Evacuees Relate Camp Experiences" (p. 7), and "Japan and U.S. as Partners in a Common Future" (pp. 7, 12).
Shig Yabu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-10-2)
vh Shig Yabu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-10-2)
Getting into a fight with other boys soon after arriving in camp

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Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
vh Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
Memories of mass removal: "it was kind of a frustrating and disappointing time"

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 ...

Ted Hamachi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-91-10)
vh Ted Hamachi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-91-10)
First impressions of Pomona Assembly Center: "it looked like a prisoner of war camp"
John Nakada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-102-11)
vh John Nakada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-102-11)
Impressions of camp as a child: "It was kind of an adventure"
Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-298-10)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-298-10)
The disruption of traditional family life in camp

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Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-298-11)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-298-11)
Meeting Japanese Americans from different regions in camp

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Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-298-12)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-298-12)
Reuniting with father

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Jimi Yamaichi Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-106-7)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-106-7)
Making Japanese shoes for kids while in an assembly center
Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-381-9)
vh Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-381-9)
First impressions of camp: "it was quite a disappointment"

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James O. Ito Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-308-8)
vh James O. Ito Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-308-8)
Becoming head of the social affairs department in Pomona assembly center

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Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-290-15)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-290-15)
Deciding what to bring without knowing final destination

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