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Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
vh Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually …
Lawson I. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-472)
vh Lawson I. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-472)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1923, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello, where father and other family members ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Colorado to avoid mass removal. In 1943, volunteered for the army and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, fighting in campaigns in Italy and France. …
Flora Ninomiya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-473)
vh Flora Ninomiya Interview (ddr-densho-1000-473)
Nisei female. Born April 8, 1935, in Richmond, California. Grew up in Richmond, where grandfather established a flower nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Returned to Richmond and resumed the family business after the war.
Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
vh Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
Sansei female. Born May 25, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Her parents, both Kibei, grew up in San Francisco, California. During World War II, they were incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. They signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," renounced their U.S. citizenship, and were transferred to Tule Lake when it …
Hisaji Q. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-475)
vh Hisaji Q. Sakai Interview (ddr-densho-1000-475)
Nisei male. Born February 28, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where parents had a grocery store business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Iowa to attend college and avoid the mass incarceration. Attended college in Nebraska and Michigan. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during …
Yae Wada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-476)
vh Yae Wada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-476)
Nisei female. Born November 3, 1919, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Berkeley, where father ran a laundry business. Graduated from school and opened a beauty shop in 1940. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Had two children in camp and suffered numerous medical complications. …
Noboru Kamibayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-477)
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Nisei male. Born June 23, 1930, in Fairfax, Washington. Grew up in Venice, California, where parents had a produce farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and decided to return with the family to Japan to live. After several years in Japan, came …
Gary M. Itano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-479)
vh Gary M. Itano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-479)
Sansei male. Born April 3, 1949, in East Los Angeles. Grew up in South Central Los Angeles in the Watts neighborhood, where parents owned a grocery store. Attended UCLA and became involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Father was one of the "Fort McClellan Disciplinary Barrack Boys," or "DB Boys," who resisted military orders during World …
Jimmy Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-480)
vh Jimmy Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-480)
Born May 23, 1936, in Callao, Peru. Spent early childhood in Peru, where parents ran a laundry business, and father was a prominent community leader. During World War II, the FBI arrested Jimmy's father and the entire family was placed on a ship and sent to the Department of Justice camp at Crystal City, Texas. After …
George Kazuharu Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-481)
vh George Kazuharu Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-481)
Born August 20, 1938, in Lima, Peru. Parents ran a laundry business and father was a prominent community leader. During World War II, the FBI arrested George's father and the entire family was placed on a ship and sent to the Department of Justice camp at Crystal City, Texas. After leaving camp, the family was not …
Kazumu Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-482)
vh Kazumu Naganuma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-482)
Born July 28, 1942, in Callao, Peru. Before World War II, parents ran a laundry business and father was a prominent community leader. When Kazumu was still an infant, the FBI arrested his father and sent the entire family to the Department of Justice camp at Crystal City, Texas. After leaving camp, the family was not …
Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
vh Diana Morita Cole Interview (ddr-densho-1000-483)
Nisei female. Born May 26, 1944, in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Prior to World War II, parents lived in Hood River, Oregon. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, they were removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring to Minidoka. After leaving camp, the family resettled in …
Tom Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-484)
vh Tom Ikeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-484)
Sansei male. Born January 22, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, parents were incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Was General Manager at Microsoft Corporation in the Multimedia Publishing Group before becoming the Founding Executive Director of Densho.

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