Preparation

On March 2, 1942, Public Proclamation No. 1 began to appear on telephone poles and buildings. This was the first official notice Japanese Americans had of their immediate removal from the West Coast. The notices stated that they had six or seven days to prepare, and were to take only what they could carry. They were not told where they would be taken. People rushed to sell or store, in one week, property and belongings acquired over a lifetime. Some families tucked their valuables away in their attic or basement and locked the door, hoping to return soon.

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Ernest Uno Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1007-7-3)
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Preparing for camp without father

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Hikoji Takeuchi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-manz-1-10-5)
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Mother's difficulties selling items from the family's restaurant
Bo T. Sakaguchi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-manz-1-8-3)
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Preparing for mass removal: farming until the very last day
Taylor Tomita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-61-8)
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Disposing of possessions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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George Katagiri Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-24-5)
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Preparing for mass removal

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Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
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Packing for camp and first arriving at the Salinas Assembly Center
Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-259-10)
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Preparing for mass removal: loss of fishing boats

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Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-12-33)
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Packing for camp, and trying to protect farm assets; property loss and damage
Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-168-10)
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Disposing of belongings; brothers moved during "voluntary evacuation" period
Kazie Good Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-429-4)
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Preparing for mass removal: brother gives away his prized model plane
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-294-14)
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Deciding what to do with successful family farm

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Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-155-8)
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Observing the tumultuous period after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: Japanese American congregation rushes to store belongings in church basement
Art Abe Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-206-16)
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Preparing for mass removal: selling the family's grocery store
Mutsu Homma Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-24-19)
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Preparing for mass removal: forced to sell belongings, a piano for $25
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