Pomona

Temporary Assembly Center

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Dave Kawamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-122-9-9)
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Memories of the train ride to Pomona Assembly Center

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing …

Ted Hamachi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-91-10)
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First impressions of Pomona Assembly Center: "it looked like a prisoner of war camp"
John Nakada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-102-11)
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Impressions of camp as a child: "It was kind of an adventure"
Shig Yabu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-10-2)
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Getting into a fight with other boys soon after arriving 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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
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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 …

Shig Yabu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-272-9)
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Leaving for Pomona Assembly Center, getting in fights 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 …

Shig Yabu Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-272-10)
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Living conditions at the Pomona 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.

Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-298-10)
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The disruption of traditional family life 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.

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

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

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.

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

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 …

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

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Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-290-16)
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Working in the assembly center mess hall

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Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-290-14)
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An African American family visits Pomona, brings apple pie

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

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Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-290-17)
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Observing people coping with difficult living conditions

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Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-290-18)
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Feeling fortunate to have an experienced cook 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 …

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