"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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June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-453-8)
vh June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-453-8)
The day of mass removal: using another family's address in order to leave with friends
June Takahashi Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-88-17)
vh June Takahashi Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-88-17)
Leaving Petersburg, Alaska: realizing no one was going to question the orders
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-152-16)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-152-16)
Memories of mass removal as a child: just happy that the family was allowed to stay together
Rick Sato Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-80-8)
vh Rick Sato Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-80-8)
Mass removal: "You don't know where you're going..."
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
Memories of mass removal: "Gee, where's my rights? What's happening to me?"
Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
Feeling herded like cattle on the day of mass removal, first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-12-35)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-12-35)
Removal from Bellevue, Washington: arranging own transportation to the train station
Kay Matsuoka Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-48-19)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-48-19)
Memories of "evacuation day": "...Just like these movies when they go to jail, it was just like that"
Martha Nishitani Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-71-14)
vh Martha Nishitani Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-71-14)
Removal from Seattle; "Hundreds of little black heads ... they all looked alike"
Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-451-7)
vh Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-451-7)
Seeing a teacher on the day of mass removal: "For me it was very humiliating"
Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-112-16)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-112-16)
Mass removal to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington with seven children (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

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