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 (282)

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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 ...

Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-7-5)
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Family's efforts to help Japanese Americans store their belongings during mass removal
Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-8-4)
vh Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1001-8-4)
Finding out that both citizens and non-citizens would be removed
Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-9-5)
vh Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1001-9-5)
Preparing for mass removal; feeling humiliated in school: "we were placed to look like bad people"
Taylor Tomita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-61-8)
vh Taylor Tomita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-61-8)
Disposing of possessions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 ...

George Katagiri Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-24-5)
vh George Katagiri Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-24-5)
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.

Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-33-6)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-33-6)
Preparing for mass removal: finding someone to take care of the hotel

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 ...

An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
George Nakata Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-29-11)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-29-11)
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.

Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-22-11)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-22-11)
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.

George Azumano Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-32-15)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-32-15)
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.

Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-7-18)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-7-18)
Preparing for mass removal: finding a neighbor to take care of property
Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
vh Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
Packing for camp and first arriving at the Salinas Assembly Center
Miyoko Uzaki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-156-11)
vh Miyoko Uzaki Interview Segment 11 (ddr-manz-1-156-11)
Remembering the time after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "it was a very unsettled period"
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