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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JACL document: Suggestions of Things to Take (ddr-densho-205-8)
doc JACL document: Suggestions of Things to Take (ddr-densho-205-8)
This document was issued by the Yuba-Sutter-Butte-Colusa Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. It details suggested items to bring during 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"
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.

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.

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.

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
Hikoji Takeuchi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-manz-1-10-5)
vh Hikoji Takeuchi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-manz-1-10-5)
Mother's difficulties selling items from the family's restaurant
Bo T. Sakaguchi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-manz-1-8-3)
vh Bo T. Sakaguchi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-manz-1-8-3)
Preparing for mass removal: farming until the very last day
Kazie Good Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-429-4)
vh Kazie Good Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-429-4)
Preparing for mass removal: brother gives away his prized model plane
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-294-14)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-294-14)
Deciding what to do with successful family farm

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.

Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-155-8)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-155-8)
Observing the tumultuous period after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: Japanese American congregation rushes to store belongings in church basement
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-12-33)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-12-33)
Packing for camp, and trying to protect farm assets; property loss and damage
Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-275-19)
vh Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-275-19)
Preparing for mass removal, selling items at huge losses

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Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-95-6)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-95-6)
Entrusting personal belongings to "friends," and buying pants to wear
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