"Evacuation Day"

On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

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Fumiko Hayashida Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-15-16)
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Mass removal: traveling with two children while expecting another
Frank Kitamoto Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-35-10)
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Hearing stories of people's experiences: a pet dog left behind
Kay Matsuoka Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-48-19)
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Memories of "evacuation day": "...Just like these movies when they go to jail, it was just like that"
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
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Memories of mass removal: "Gee, where's my rights? What's happening to me?"
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-152-16)
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Memories of mass removal as a child: just happy that the family was allowed to stay together
Earl Hanson Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-160-14)
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Memories of seeing friends off at the Eagledale ferry dock on the day of mass removal

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Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-451-7)
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Seeing a teacher on the day of mass removal: "For me it was very humiliating"
Kazie Good Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-429-5)
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The day of mass removal, feeling that there were no other options
June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-453-8)
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The day of mass removal: using another family's address in order to leave with friends
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