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 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 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 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 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 Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
doc Testimony of Frank H. Komoto (ddr-densho-67-302)
Written testimony of Frank H. Komoto. 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 Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
doc Testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
Written testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa, born in Japan, immigrated to Hawaii at an early age. Incarcerated in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico. 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.
Testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi (ddr-densho-67-246)
doc Testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi (ddr-densho-67-246)
Written testimonies of Tana Marumoto, Mrs. Azumano, Umato Matsushima, John T. Yoneyama and Ben Kasubuchi. This set of testimonies was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact/Video Presentation."
Statement of Hon. John Spellman (ddr-densho-67-133)
doc Statement of Hon. John Spellman (ddr-densho-67-133)
Written statement by Hon. John Spellman, Governor of the State of Washington. 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 Robert Y. Nakao (ddr-densho-67-257)
doc Testimony of Robert Y. Nakao (ddr-densho-67-257)
Written testimony of Robert Y. Nakao, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
doc Testimony of Yutaka Fujikado (ddr-densho-67-279)
Written testimony of Yutaka Fujikado, 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 Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
doc Testimony of Samuel T. Shoji (ddr-densho-67-178)
Written testimony of Samuel T. Shoji, born in 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 Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
doc Testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi (ddr-densho-67-268)
Written testimony of Harry T. Kawanishi, 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 Mae Fukui (ddr-densho-67-273)
doc Testimony of Mae Fukui (ddr-densho-67-273)
Written testimony of Mae Fukui, 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 Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
doc Testimony of Kikuno Kimura (ddr-densho-67-301)
Written testimony of Kikuno Kimura, 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.
Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
doc Testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita (ddr-densho-67-238)
Written testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita of Brightwood, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Sayo Harmeling (ddr-densho-67-215)
doc Testimony of Sayo Harmeling (ddr-densho-67-215)
Written testimony of Sayo Harmeling. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation."
Testimony of Frank Abe (ddr-densho-67-155)
doc Testimony of Frank Abe (ddr-densho-67-155)
Written testimony of Frank Abe of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress."
Testimony of Hon. Arthur Wang (ddr-densho-67-137)
doc Testimony of Hon. Arthur Wang (ddr-densho-67-137)
Written testimony of Hon. Arthur Wang, Representative, Washington State House of Representatives. 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 Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
doc Testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
Written testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes. Incarcerated at the Sacramento 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
Testimony of Shokichi Tokita (ddr-densho-67-216)
doc Testimony of Shokichi Tokita (ddr-densho-67-216)
Written testimony of Shokichi Tokita. 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 "Prewar Climate, Family Impact and Reparation."
Testimony of William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
doc Testimony of William B. Cate (ddr-densho-67-150)
Written testimony of William B. Cate, President-Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Public Climate and Racism."
Testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe (ddr-densho-67-230)
doc Testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe (ddr-densho-67-230)
Written testimony of Yoshihiko Tanabe of Fife, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination, Economic Loss and Redress."
Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
doc Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
Written testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka of Portland, Oregon. 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 Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd (ddr-densho-67-297)
doc Testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd (ddr-densho-67-297)
Written testimony of Ayako Okubo Hurd. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. (ddr-densho-67-248)
doc Testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. (ddr-densho-67-248)
Written testimony of Lloyde Loren Alton, Jr. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
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