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.

Seattle, Washington hearings (193)

193 items
Testimony of Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
doc Testimony of Hideso John Nomura (ddr-densho-67-305)
Written testimony of Hideso John Nomura, born in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
doc Testimony of Alice Sakura Kono (ddr-densho-67-201)
Written testimony of Alice Sakura Kono of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice."
Testimony of Emmet L. O'Connor (ddr-densho-67-187)
doc Testimony of Emmet L. O'Connor (ddr-densho-67-187)
Written testimony of Emmet L. O'Connor, Lt. Col. Infatry (Ret.), born in Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans."
Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
doc Testimony of Robert Sato (ddr-densho-67-156)
Written testimony of Robert Sato of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. 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 Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
doc Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
Written testimony of Frank Niwa of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and 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 "Tule Lake Center."
Testimony of Hon. Charles Royer (ddr-densho-67-134)
doc Testimony of Hon. Charles Royer (ddr-densho-67-134)
Written testimony of Hon. Charles Royer, Mayor of the City of Seattle. 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 Chiyoko Yasutake (ddr-densho-67-280)
doc Testimony of Chiyoko Yasutake (ddr-densho-67-280)
Written testimony of Chiyoko Yasutake of Norwalk, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama (ddr-densho-67-283)
doc Testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama (ddr-densho-67-283)
Written testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and the Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Montana (Tana) Marumoto (ddr-densho-67-235)
doc Testimony of Montana (Tana) Marumoto (ddr-densho-67-235)
Written testimony of Montana (Tana) Marumoto. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination Incurred as Veteran and Citizen." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
doc Testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-284)
Written testimony of Thomas P. Takayoshi. 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 Jane Anne Yambe (ddr-densho-67-206)
doc Testimony of Jane Anne Yambe (ddr-densho-67-206)
Written testimony of Jane Anne Yambe of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Sansei." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
doc Testimony of Tomi Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-264)
Written testimony of Tori Koriyama, born in Japan. 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 Douglas Jewett (ddr-densho-67-135)
doc Testimony of Douglas Jewett (ddr-densho-67-135)
Written testimony of Douglas Jewett, Seattle City Attorney. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."
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
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
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 ...
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 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 Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
doc Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
Written testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in Manzanar concentration camp, California, and 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 Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
doc Testimony of Hide Shimomura (ddr-densho-67-291)
Written testimony of Hide Shimomura. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
doc Testimony of Wayne L. Williams (ddr-densho-67-298)
Written testimony of Wayne L. Williams. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
doc Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
Written testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, 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 Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
doc Testimony of Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
Written testimony of Ichiro Nagatani of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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