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 (932)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (58)
Hearings (134)

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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.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 7 (February 15, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-7)
Selected article titles: "Justice Dep't officals to visit West Coast to investigate claims" (p. 1); "Dr. Rusch decorated at Embassy for promoting Japanese American friendship" (p. 1); "Rev. Kano retires from active ministry among Japanese in Nebraska; helped Issei with Americanization instructions" (p. 2); "Brotherhood Week program in L.A. set" (p. 3); "JACL joins 48 Nat'l …
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-34-19)
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The cathartic and educational aspects of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Chizuko Norton Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-73-40)
vh Chizuko Norton Segment 40 (ddr-densho-1000-73-40)
Impact of redress commission hearings, releasing the anger
Harry Kawahara Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-368-18)
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Working for redress: helping with witness testimonies for the commission hearings

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 …

Susan Hayase Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-13-7)
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Relationship between the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League during Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and …

Susan Hayase Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-13-5)
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Getting people to testify at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference …

Susan Hayase Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-13-6)
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Getting people to testify at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; death of the "quiet American" stereotype, and legacy of the redress movement

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA …

Susan Hayase Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-13-4)
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Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC), San Jose, California, role in organizing hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were …

Bert Nakano Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-67-5)
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Ensuring that Japanese-speaking testimony would be heard at the Los Angeles hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews …

William Marutani Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-44-17)
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Opposition to redress at the hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The …

William Marutani Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-44-16)
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Impact of the commission hearings on the Japanese American community

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited …

William Marutani Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-44-9)
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Striving for impartiality during the commission hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. …

William Marutani Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-44-8)
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The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings; shock, surprise, and rage

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, …

William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
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The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to …

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