"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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"Evacuation Day" (238)

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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"
Frank Kitamoto Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-35-10)
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Hearing stories of people's experiences: a pet dog left behind
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-78-13)
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Mass removal from Seattle: memories of a small act of kindness
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-15-16)
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Mass removal: traveling with two children while expecting another
Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-117-19)
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A soldier's desire to shoot Japanese Americans while ushering them to concentration camps

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

Rae Takekawa Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-89-19)
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Removal from Bellevue, Washington: remembering who came to see them off at the train station
Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-54-1)
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"Evacuation day": trying to bring in more belongings and supplies
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-139-29)
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Impact of mass removal on the Wapato Japanese community; a sergeant in charge of removal expresses sympathy, but "it was his job"
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-139-26)
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Vivid memories of the day of mass removal: helping the GIs with the move, sadness of father, the sound of the gate closing upon arrival at assembly center
June Takahashi Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-88-17)
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Leaving Petersburg, Alaska: realizing no one was going to question the orders
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
Rick Sato Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-80-8)
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Mass removal: "You don't know where you're going..."
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?"
Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-52-11)
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Feeling herded like cattle on the day of mass removal, first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center
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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