Seattle, Washington hearings

Hearings were held by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in Seattle, Washington, on September 9-11, 1981. Written testimonies were submitted by former camp inmates and others, and some individuals were chosen to testify in person before the Commission. The hearings were conducted in 20 cities across the nation, and in 1982 the CWRIC issued its report 'Personal Justice Denied.' Ultimately, the CWRIC recommended, among other things, $20,000 individual compensation to those incarcerated and a formal government apology.

Redress and reparations (939)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (101)
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Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

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Charles Z. Smith Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-169-15)
vh Charles Z. Smith Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-169-15)
Thoughts on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilian redress hearings: "it was moving, absolutely moving"
Cherry Kinoshita Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-34-18)
vh Cherry Kinoshita Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-34-18)
Preparing Seattle's Japanese American community for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Mako Nakagawa Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-66-28)
vh Mako Nakagawa Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-66-28)
Getting involved in the redress movement and testifying for father at commission hearings
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-125-7)
Testifying before Congressional Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) in support of redress

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-155-30)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-155-30)
Thoughts on the redress movement; reflecting back on the incarceration experience and its impact on current events
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-139-52)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 52 (ddr-densho-1000-139-52)
Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-139-53)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 53 (ddr-densho-1000-139-53)
Emotional response to participating in the practice sessions for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings
Testimony of Akio Yanagihara (ddr-densho-67-179)
doc Testimony of Akio Yanagihara (ddr-densho-67-179)
Written testimony of Akio Yanagihara of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Personal Experiences at Puyallup and Minidoka Centers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown) (ddr-densho-67-303)
doc Testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown) (ddr-densho-67-303)
Written testimony of Mrs. Matsuda (first name unknown). Incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
doc Testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates (ddr-densho-67-166)
Written testimony of Rita Takahashi Cates of Cheney, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "WRA Policies, Effects of 'Loyalty' Oath."
Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
doc Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
Written testimony of Susumu Sato of Olympia, Washington. Incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Akio T. Hoshino (ddr-densho-67-315)
doc Testimony of Akio T. Hoshino (ddr-densho-67-315)
Written testimony of Akio T. Hoshino, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
doc Testimony of Takao Aoki (ddr-densho-67-311)
Written testimony of Takao Aoki, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Clyde W. Smith (ddr-densho-67-290)
doc Testimony of Clyde W. Smith (ddr-densho-67-290)
Written testimony of Clyde W. Smith. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Louise Crowley (ddr-densho-67-149)
doc Testimony of Louise Crowley (ddr-densho-67-149)
Written testimony of Louise Crowley of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
doc Testimony of Lois Kaneko (ddr-densho-67-269)
Written testimony of Lois Kaneko, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
doc Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
Written testimony of Hideo Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas Scott (ddr-densho-67-203)
doc Testimony of Thomas Scott (ddr-densho-67-203)
Written testimony of Thomas Scott. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Nakamura (ddr-densho-67-259)
Written testimony of Kimiko Nakamura of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
Written testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun of Hood River, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Phillip H. Ginsberg, American Jewish Committee (ddr-densho-67-226)
doc Testimony of Phillip H. Ginsberg, American Jewish Committee (ddr-densho-67-226)
Written testimony of Phillip H. Ginsberg, Vice Chairperson of the American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe (ddr-densho-67-146)
doc Testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe (ddr-densho-67-146)
Written testimony of Lawrence D. Kumabe of Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Jeff Caden (ddr-densho-67-196)
doc Testimony of Jeff Caden (ddr-densho-67-196)
Written testimony of Jeff Caden, representing the Fellowship of Reconciliation. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss."
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