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Yuriko Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-408)
vh Yuriko Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-408)
Nisei female. Born February 19, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. When mother passed away before the war, went to live with family friends while father went to Japan. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Detroit, …
Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
vh Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an …
Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
vh Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred …
Yoshihiro Uchida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-411)
vh Yoshihiro Uchida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-411)
Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while family was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Father and brothers were all transferred to Department of Justice camps, and eventually went to Japan. After military service, Mr. Uchida returned …
Kazumi Yoneyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-412)
vh Kazumi Yoneyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-412)
Nisei male. Born March 10, 1932, in Hollywood, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Sanger, California, to avoid mass removal, but were sent to camp anyway when the removal area was expanded. Removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles, finished school, and became a …
Shyoko Hiraga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-413)
vh Shyoko Hiraga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-413)
Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the …
Joanne F. Oppenheim Interview (ddr-densho-1000-417)
vh Joanne F. Oppenheim Interview (ddr-densho-1000-417)
White female. Born 1934 in Middletown, New York. Grew up in Monticello, New York. Author of several books about the Japanese American experience, including Dear Miss Breed and Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son.
David R. Boyd - Marietta Boyd Gruner Interview (ddr-densho-1000-419)
vh David R. Boyd - Marietta Boyd Gruner Interview (ddr-densho-1000-419)
This interview was conducted with siblings David R. Boyd and Marietta Boyd Gruner, children of Gene Boyd, who worked for the Seattle Parks Department. Gene Boyd was the athletic director for the Collins Field House, and had a close relationship with members of the Japanese American community in Seattle. Notably, during World War II, Gene Boyd …
Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
vh Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to …
Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-421)
vh Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-421)
Nisei female. Born March 8, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Lost mother at an early age and helped to take care of the family. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, worked for a War Relocation Authority office helping to return confiscated property to …
Giro Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-422)
vh Giro Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-422)
Nisei male. Born March 13, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Kent, Washington, where parents ran a farm. In the 1930s, moved to South Bend, Washington, to work for the New Washington Oyster Company. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and soon left to work on farms in Utah for …
Eiichi Yamashita Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-423)
vh Eiichi Yamashita Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-423)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father's oyster business. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago briefly before returning to the Samish Bay area near Bellingham to …
Eiichi Yamashita Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-424)
vh Eiichi Yamashita Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-424)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father's oyster business. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago briefly before returning to the Samish Bay area near Bellingham to …
Eleanor Davis Interview (ddr-densho-1000-425)
vh Eleanor Davis Interview (ddr-densho-1000-425)
Caucasian female. Born November 17, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents were both chiropractors and supportive of Japanese Americans around the time of World War II. Attended the University of Washington in 1940 and became friends with Gordon Hirabayashi.
Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
vh Ken Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-428)
Nisei male. Born July 31, 1923, in Tacoma, Washington. Lived in Tacoma for a few years before moving with family to Redwood City, California, where family ran a flower nursery. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, refused to obey the …
Kazie Good Interview (ddr-densho-1000-429)
vh Kazie Good Interview (ddr-densho-1000-429)
Nisei female. Born May 6, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Due to father's refusal to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" in 1943, the family remained in Tule Lake when it was turned into a segregation center. Subject …
Takeko Yokoyama Todo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-430)
vh Takeko Yokoyama Todo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-430)
Nisei female. Born April 3, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a truck driver and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to finish high school in Ohio and work as a …
Frank Muramatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-431)
vh Frank Muramatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-431)
Nisei male. Born May 29, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and was drafted into the military. After military service, finished …
Tokio Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1000-432)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1000-432)
Kibei male. Born 1922 in Hawaii. Moved with family to Hiroshima at age three, then returned to the Fresno area of the U.S. for high school. During World War II, was sent to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. While at Jerome, refused to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" and was …
Florence Ohmura Dobashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-434)
vh Florence Ohmura Dobashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-434)
Nisei female. Born October 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in several cities in California where father was a minister, but was living in Riverside, California, when World War II broke out. During the war, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to finish high school in Ohio, then attended UC Berkeley and …
Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
vh Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
Sansei female. Born February 1941, in Stockton, California. As an infant, she was incarcerated with her family at the Rohwer, Arkansas, concentration camp during World War II. After leaving camp, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Petaluma, California, where she endured an unstable home life and years of abuse. During the 1960s and '70s, she …
Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
vh Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
vh Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …

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