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.

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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 Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
doc Testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama (ddr-densho-67-265)
Written testimony of Franklin M. Koriyama of 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 Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
doc Testimony of Theresa Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-164)
Written testimony of Theresa Takayoshi of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at 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." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
doc Testimony of Henry S. Itoi (ddr-densho-67-270)
Written testimony of Henry S. Itoi, 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 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 Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
doc Testimony of Ken Nakano (ddr-densho-67-258)
Written testimony of Ken Nakano, Seattle JACL historian and Lake Washington Redress Chairman. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
doc Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
Written testimony of Catherine Treadgold of San Francisco, California. Worked for the U.S. government during World War II. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Political Attitudes and Camp Treatment." Personal information excised by Densho.
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 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 Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
doc Testimony of Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
Written testimony of Homer Yasui of Portland, Oregon. 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 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 Frank Chin (ddr-densho-67-167)
doc Testimony of Frank Chin (ddr-densho-67-167)
Written testimony of Frank Chin. 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 Sachi Okazaki (ddr-densho-67-304)
doc Testimony of Sachi Okazaki (ddr-densho-67-304)
Written testimony of Sachi Okazaki. 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 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 Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
doc Testimony of Roy Soejima (ddr-densho-67-277)
Written testimony of Roy Soejima, born in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, 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 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 Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
doc Testimony of Yoshio Tomita (ddr-densho-67-285)
Written testimony of Yoshio Tomita, born in 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. Personal information excised by Densho.
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 Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
doc Testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki (ddr-densho-67-296)
Written testimony of Nobuko Yanagimachi Suzuki, 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.
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