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.

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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 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 …

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 …

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-165-33)
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Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
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 …

Alan Nishio Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-450-17)
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Testifying at the hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians: "It was powerful"
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