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 Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
doc Testimony of Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
Written testimony of Walt Woodward, publisher of the Bainbridge Review, the newspaper of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Bainbridge Island Evacuation."
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
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 W.G. Kubrick (ddr-densho-67-245)
doc Testimony of W.G. Kubrick (ddr-densho-67-245)
Written testimony of W.G. Kubrick. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Reparations." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
doc Testimony of Tazu Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-250)
Written testimony of Tazu Suzuki, born in Ichi-ken, Japan. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Mark Murakami (ddr-densho-67-142)
doc Testimony of Mark Murakami (ddr-densho-67-142)
Written testimony of Mark Murakami, president of the Hongwanji Mission Society in 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 Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
doc Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
Written testimony of Emi Somekawa of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. 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 Tomio Moriguchi (ddr-densho-67-152)
doc Testimony of Tomio Moriguchi (ddr-densho-67-152)
Written testimony of Tomio Moriguchi, president of Uwajimaya. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Veterans."
Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
doc Testimony of Hideko Aoki (ddr-densho-67-309)
Written testimony of Hideko Aoki, 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 Henry Kane (ddr-densho-67-147)
doc Testimony of Henry Kane (ddr-densho-67-147)
Written testimony of Henry Kane of Beaverton, Oregon. 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 Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
doc Testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-293)
Written testimony of Josephine Shizue Sakamoto. 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 Bernie Whitebear, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (ddr-densho-67-229)
doc Testimony of Bernie Whitebear, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (ddr-densho-67-229)
Written testimony of Bernie Whitebear, Executive Director of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Organizations."
Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
doc Testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi (ddr-densho-67-272)
Written testimony of Mitsuko (Yasukochi) Funakoshi, born in Meloland, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Toshiko Toku (ddr-densho-67-194)
doc Testimony of Toshiko Toku (ddr-densho-67-194)
Written testimony of Toshiko Toku, born in Shizuoka City, Japan. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
doc Testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa (ddr-densho-67-191)
Written testimony of Louise M. Kamikawa, Director of the National Pacific/Asian Resource Center on Aging. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact of Evacuation on the Elderly Japanese."
Testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura (ddr-densho-67-281)
doc Testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura (ddr-densho-67-281)
Written testimony of Kiyoshi Patrick Okura, born in Los Angeles, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Sumie L. Itami (ddr-densho-67-221)
doc Testimony of Sumie L. Itami (ddr-densho-67-221)
Written testimony of Sumie L. Itami. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
doc Testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall (ddr-densho-67-316)
Written testimony of Olive Ogawa Hall. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Chizuko Omori (ddr-densho-67-170)
doc Testimony of Chizuko Omori (ddr-densho-67-170)
Written testimony of Chizuko Omori of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
doc Testimony of Earl Nishimura (ddr-densho-67-139)
Written testimony of Earl Nishimura, President of the Honolulu, Hawaii, Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. 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 Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
doc Testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell (ddr-densho-67-181)
Written testimony of Peggy Misao Mitchell 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 Corinne Monzon Leach (ddr-densho-67-242)
doc Testimony of Corinne Monzon Leach (ddr-densho-67-242)
Written testimony of Corinne Monzon Leach, born in Seattle, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-217)
doc Testimony of Minoru Masuda (ddr-densho-67-217)
Presentation of paper: "Japanese Americans: Injury and Redress" by Dr. Minoru Masuda, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Mutsu Homma (ddr-densho-67-169)
doc Testimony of Mutsu Homma (ddr-densho-67-169)
Written testimony of Mutsu Homma of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact on Family & Redress."
Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
doc Testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto (ddr-densho-67-231)
Written testimony of Edward Masakiyo Yamamoto, born in Spokane, Washington. 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."
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