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 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 Alfred P. Galloway (ddr-densho-67-198)
doc Testimony of Alfred P. Galloway (ddr-densho-67-198)
Written testimony of Alfred P. Galloway, State Commander of the Department of Washington, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of James Hennings (ddr-densho-67-200)
doc Testimony of James Hennings (ddr-densho-67-200)
Written testimony of James Hennings. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss."
Testimony of Tadao Sasaki (ddr-densho-67-292)
doc Testimony of Tadao Sasaki (ddr-densho-67-292)
Written testimony of Tadao Sasaki. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Tak Kubota (ddr-densho-67-222)
doc Testimony of Tak Kubota (ddr-densho-67-222)
Written testimony of Tak Kubota. Incarcerated in 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 "Multiple Impact on Family."
Testimony of Mark Ota (ddr-densho-67-252)
doc Testimony of Mark Ota (ddr-densho-67-252)
Written testimony of Mark Ota, born in Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon (ddr-densho-67-307)
doc Testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon (ddr-densho-67-307)
Written testimony of John A. Yamasaki Eyon, born in Shinsu, Japan. Incarcerated in the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico, 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 Betty Y. Okura (ddr-densho-67-254)
doc Testimony of Betty Y. Okura (ddr-densho-67-254)
Written testimony of Betty Y. Okura, born in Firwood, Washington. Incarcerated in Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, 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 Nellie Woo (ddr-densho-67-286)
doc Testimony of Nellie Woo (ddr-densho-67-286)
Written testimony of Nellie Woo, titled: "Six Years After: The Evacuation Through the Eyes of a Nisei Case Worker." This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
doc Testimony of Thomas S. Takemura (ddr-densho-67-153)
Written testimony of Thomas S. Takemura of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and then moved to Illinois. 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 Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
doc Testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota (ddr-densho-67-253)
Written testimony of Lily Yuriko (Yasui) Ota 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.
Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. 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 Ben T. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-249)
doc Testimony of Ben T. Tsuboi (ddr-densho-67-249)
Written testimony of Ben T. Tsuboi, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at 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 Floyd Oles (ddr-densho-67-199)
doc Testimony of Floyd Oles (ddr-densho-67-199)
Written testimony of Floyd Oles. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Political Climate/Economic Loss." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-251)
doc Testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto (ddr-densho-67-251)
Written testimony of Roy Yoshio Sakamoto of Seattle, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
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.
Testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane (ddr-densho-67-173)
doc Testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane (ddr-densho-67-173)
Written testimony of Patricia A. McFarlane of Seattle, Washington. 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.
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
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