Hearings

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980, by an act of Congress. The CWRIC was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies. Hearings were conducted by the CWRIC in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981. Testimonies of former camp inmates given at these hearings -- along with exhaustive research -- provided the basis for the CWRIC report 'Personal Justice Denied.' These hearings were the turning point of the redress movement. Former opponents of redress were won over after the hearings. The often emotional testimony was also a catharsis for the Japanese American community, as many former incarceration camp survivors spoke of their experience in public for the first time.

Redress and reparations (934)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (101)
Hearings (134)

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Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-201)
doc Letter to Frank Abe from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-201)
Notes on Commission for Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings, Mike Masaoka. Personal information redacted.
Letter to Joan Bernstein from W.G. Kubick (ddr-densho-122-289)
doc Letter to Joan Bernstein from W.G. Kubick (ddr-densho-122-289)
Regarding Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment (CWRIC) hearings, personal information redacted.
Letter to Joan Bernstein from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-199)
doc Letter to Joan Bernstein from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-199)
Re: addressing the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). Personal information redacted.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Mine Okubo (ddr-densho-356-632)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Mine Okubo (ddr-densho-356-632)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mine Okubo. Mine writes to thank Yuri for photographs of Mine at the Redress hearings.
Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
doc Letter requesting testimony of Arthur Yakabi to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-1)
Letter from the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians asking Arthur Yakabi to provide testimony at the New York Hearings on November 23, 1981.
Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
doc Arthur Yakabi's Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-401-2)
Copy of Arthur Yakabi's testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians detailing his experiences being departed from Peru and sent to verious American Concentation Camps.
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-31)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-31)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981).
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-30)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-30)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981).
Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako
doc Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (ddr-janm-4-3)
Xerox copy of a Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima sharing her experience in camp during World War Two.
Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako
doc Letter (with envelope) and copy of Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-5)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Katrina Shores, Special Assistant to the Chair of the Commission on Wartime Relocation (January 11, 1982). It encloses a draft copy of Kitashima's testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation she gave at the hearing on August 13, 1981 in San Francisco, California. Envelope is postmarked January 20, 1982 from …
Mailgram to Tsuyako
doc Mailgram to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (ddr-janm-4-4)
Western Union Mailgram to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima regarding her testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation.
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
doc Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings. It gives a list of dates and times as well as the location and telephone numbers for more information.
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