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 (933)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (101)
Hearings (134)
Seattle, Washington hearings (202)

202 items
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
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.

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
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
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
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"
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-370)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-370)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-372)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-372)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-373)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-373)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-334)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-334)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II internment of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-371)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-371)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-335)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-335)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II internment of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-333)
img Redress hearings (ddr-densho-37-333)
The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created by an act of Congress on July 30, 1980. The committee was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the World War II internment of Japanese Americans and to recommend remedies. The CWRIC had no power to correct grievances. The hearings were conducted in twenty …
Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
doc Testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda (ddr-densho-67-176)
Written testimony of Tsuguo Ikeda. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, 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 "Documents Illustrating Camp Experiences and Attitudes."
Testimony of Ron Wakabayashi (ddr-densho-67-212)
doc Testimony of Ron Wakabayashi (ddr-densho-67-212)
Written testimony of Ron Wakabayashi, born in Reno, Nevada. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Psychological Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
doc Testimony of Jim H. Akutsu (ddr-densho-67-160)
Written testimony of Jim H. Akutsu 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
doc Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
Written testimony of Iwao Kosaka, born in Honolulu Hawaii. Spent most of childhood in Japan, incarcerated in Sand Island internment camp, 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 Elizabeth Begert Dunbar (ddr-densho-67-138)
doc Testimony of Elizabeth Begert Dunbar (ddr-densho-67-138)
Written testimony of Elizabeth Begert Dunbar, Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian American Affairs. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."
Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
doc Testimony of Alex Gottfried, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ddr-densho-67-225)
Written testimony of Alex Gottfried, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Kathleen Murakami (ddr-densho-67-162)
doc Testimony of Kathleen Murakami (ddr-densho-67-162)
Written testimony of Kathleen Murakami of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Testimony of Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
doc Testimony of Victor H. Kihara (ddr-densho-67-267)
Written testimony of Victor H. Kihara, 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki (ddr-densho-67-154)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki (ddr-densho-67-154)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Yabuki of Bellevue, Washington. Served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
doc Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
Written testimony of Patsy Saiki of Honolulu, 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.
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