Alameda Japanese American History Project Oral History Collection

Alameda Japanese American History Project
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This collection consists of interviews with Nisei and Sansei talking about the Japanese American community in Alameda, California. The project partners include The Internet Archive (archive.org), the Alameda Library, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Rhythmix Cultural Works, and Densho. The Alameda Museum also contributed but was not a partner in the process. The goal of the Alameda Japanese American History Project is to reach and educate the world wide general public.

2021-2022

2021-2022

Alameda Japanese American History Project

Courtesy of the Alameda Japanese American History Project

3 Objects

Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
vh Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
Sansei female. Born May 4, 1940, in Alameda, California. During World War II, as an infant, was sent with family to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, family lived for over a year in Dayton, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. Kiyo grew up in Alameda, eventually …
Kenji Tomita Interview (ddr-ajah-1-3)
vh Kenji Tomita Interview (ddr-ajah-1-3)
Nisei male. Born August 25, 1924, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father ran a food wholesaling business. Was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left Topaz on student leave to attend the University of …
Mary Nakata Tomita Interview (ddr-ajah-1-4)
vh Mary Nakata Tomita Interview (ddr-ajah-1-4)
Nisei female. Born August 6, 1931, in Alameda, California. Had a twin sister, and as an infant was adopted by mother's cousin and her husband. Grew up in Alameda, where adoptive father ran a garage. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to …
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