Densho Visual History Collection ddr-densho-1000

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Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in the draft and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for draft resistance. Resettled in Seattle.
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of …
Terry Aratani  -  Fred Matsumura  -  Kenneth Okuma  -  Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-3)
vh Terry Aratani - Fred Matsumura - Kenneth Okuma - Henry Bruno Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-3)
This interview centers on these individuals' military service during WWII as members of I Company, part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese American fighting unit and one of the most highly decorated military units in U.S. history. During this interview they discuss their experiences training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and fighting in Europe during …
Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
vh Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
Nisei female. Born April 12, 1904, in Bedderavia, California. Was given for adoption by her parents to a couple who could not have children of their own. Grew up on a family farm and was one of the oldest Nisei in the Santa Barbara area of California. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka …
Yone Bartholomew Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-5)
vh Yone Bartholomew Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-5)
Nisei female. Born April 12, 1904, in Bedderavia, California. Was given for adoption by her parents to a couple who could not have children of their own. Grew up on a family farm and was one of the oldest Nisei in the Santa Barbara area of California. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka …
Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
vh Sue K. Embrey Interview (ddr-densho-1000-6)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California. Wrote for the Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. …
George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
vh George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
Kibei male. Born 1915 in Portland, Oregon. Sent with siblings to be educated in Japan when ten years old. Returned to the United States in 1935. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in Seattle's postwar Japanese American community as a member and past president …
Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
vh Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Jackson Street neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resettled in Seattle. Former teacher and varsity basketball coach at Seattle's Franklin High School and administrator at Seattle Central Community College.

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Francis Mas Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-9)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-9)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi/Yesler Terrace area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Postwar commander of Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) in 1988 and 1989.
Fumiko Uyeda Groves Interview (ddr-densho-1000-10)
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Interview (ddr-densho-1000-10)
Nisei female. Born 1933 in Seattle, Washington. Parents operated a store in the Sanitary Market (now known as the Pike Place Market). Father was very active in kenjinkai (prefectural organization) activities, both before and after World War II. Spent prewar childhood in and among Seattle's Japanese American community. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and …
Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-11)
vh Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-11)
Nisei male. Born June 23, 1933, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. His family built and operated Bainbridge Gardens, 27 acres of meticulously landscaped property, with a nursery, grocery store and gas station. At the onset of World War II, family moved to Moses Lake to avoid being incarcerated where they farmed and lived amidst a fairly hostile …
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-12)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-12)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1921, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a Bellevue farm, married and had a child before being incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In her interview, she discusses the Japanese American community in Bellevue before and after World War II.
Susan Hayase Interview (ddr-densho-1000-13)
vh Susan Hayase Interview (ddr-densho-1000-13)
Sansei female. Born 1956. Member of San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) and National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR). Helped recruit individuals to testify during the San Francisco hearings for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Citizens (CWRIC) and organized support for the redress movement at grassroots level.

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Seichi Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-14)
vh Seichi Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-14)
Nisei male. Born 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in a Japanese American farming community in Bellevue, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California, and at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime member and supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).
Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two …
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-16)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-16)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for the Commission on Wartime …
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-17)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-17)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World …
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-18)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-18)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World …
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-19)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-19)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World …
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-20)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-20)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World …
Fred Hirasuna Interview (ddr-densho-1000-21)
vh Fred Hirasuna Interview (ddr-densho-1000-21)
Nisei male. Born February 11, 1908, in Lodi, California. Resettled voluntarily to Mankato, Minnesota, prior to mass removal. Resettled in central California in 1947. Member of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) since 1929. Became active in the redress movement as fundraiser and lobbyist for Central California District Council of JACL.

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Mary Hirata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-22)
vh Mary Hirata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-22)
Nisei female. Born 1926, in Wenatchee, Washington. Grew up in Wenatchee and moved to Seattle with family in 1938. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during World War II in Pocatello, Idaho. Returned to Seattle after World War II.
Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
vh Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
Mr. Hirotaka was born in 1910, Mr. Matsuzawa was born in 1913, and Mr. Ito in 1922. All three are Nisei males, born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. They and their families were incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, their families were part of a …
Mutsu Homma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-24)
vh Mutsu Homma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-24)
Issei female. Born June 19, 1911, in Tono City, Iwate-ken, Japan. Immigrated to the United States in 1929. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Father established and ministered the first Western-style Christian church in Tono City. Husband was assigned to the Santa Anita Assembly Center as the official head …
Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-25)
vh Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-25)
Mr. Hori was born in 1918, Mr. Mizuta was born in 1914, and Mr. Tazuma was born in 1916. Both Mr. Hori and Mr. Mizuta are Nisei, and Mr. Tazuma is an Issei. All three grew up in Seattle and owned hotels in the International District. In this group interview, they discuss Japanese American hotel ownership …

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