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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Preparation (281)

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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
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-1-8)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-1-8)
Preparing for mass removal while at Berkeley, finding out personal letters had been turned over to the government
Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1016-4-2)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1016-4-2)
Preparing for mass removal

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.

Grace F. Oshita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1013-4-8)
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Difficulties after father's pickup by FBI; preparing for mass removal
Ted Nagata Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1013-3-4)
vh Ted Nagata Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1013-3-4)
Preparing for mass removal: "There was a huge amount of personal property loss"
Bob Utsumi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1013-8-10)
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Father closes photography business after his cameras are confiscated
Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-7-1)
vh Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-7-1)
Preparing for mass removal

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.

Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1010-1-26)
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Taking a loss on family business prior to mass removal

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 ...

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

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.

Nori Masuda Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1010-10-15)
vh Nori Masuda Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1010-10-15)
Preparing church and family's store for mass removal

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.

Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
vh Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
Memories of mass removal: "it was kind of a frustrating and disappointing time"

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 ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1002-4-16)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1002-4-16)
Thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor; preparing for mass removal: slaughtering chickens, disposing of belongings

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 ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1002-4-17)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1002-4-17)
The night before mass removal: having to sleep on the floor, because furniture was gone

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 ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-10-6)
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Memories of mass removal; first impressions of Parker Dam Assembly Center, Arizona

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 ...

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-7-8)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-7-8)
Selling possessions prior to mass removal; deciding what to bring

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, ...

Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-8-5)
vh Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-8-5)
Preparing for mass removal: "it was a hectic, frantic time for all the Japanese families"

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 ...

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