Heart Mountain

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Frank Emi Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1002-9-14)
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An act of defiance: threatening to walk out of camp

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, …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-9-3)
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First impressions of Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming: a "miserable sight"

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1002-9-13)
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Reasons for joining the resisters' cause: "I felt so strongly about the injustice of it that I just had to do something"

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-9-6)
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Deciding to qualify answers to the so-called "loyalty questions"

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-9-10)
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Sending press releases and news bulletins to newspapers outside of camp

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1002-9-11)
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Fair Play Committee's cause discouraged by the ACLU

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-9-4)
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Working in camp

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 focusing on issues surrounding the …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-9-5)
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Frustration with the "ambiguous" and "senseless" questions on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"; posting suggested answers

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-9-7)
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Attending hearings regarding qualified answers to the so-called "loyalty questions"

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, …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-9-9)
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Description of the Fair Play Committee: popularity of meetings

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 …

Frank Emi Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-9-8)
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Discussion of the establishment of the draft for Japanese Americans in camp

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 …

Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1002-11-20)
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Becoming the editor of the Rocky Shimpo newspaper in 1944, publishing an editorial in support of the Fair Play Committee in Heart Mountain

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. …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-6-6)
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Description of the Fair Play Committee

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 focusing on …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-6-4)
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Thoughts on Japanese Americans working outside the Heart Mountain concentration camp as farm laborers

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 …

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-6-5)
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Qualifying answer on "loyalty" question regarding military service: "Give me my rights back as American citizen and I'll be willing to go"

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 …

Mika Hiuga Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-37-13)
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Transferring to the Heart Mountain concentration camps

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.

Miyuki Yasui Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-28-7)
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First impressions of 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 the Interior.

Miyuki Yasui Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-28-8)
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Daily life in 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 the Interior.

Shizuko
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Living conditions in 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 the Interior.

Shizuko
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Unrest surrounding the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" 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.

Perry Dobashi Interview Segment 9 (ddr-jamsj-2-3-9)
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Memories of being a child in camp

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 26 (ddr-jamsj-2-7-26)
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Opening eyes with Heart Mountain's highly successful agricultural program
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