Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Wilma van Dusseldorp

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Sumida Family Collection

Wilma van Dusseldorp's, Counselor of Welfare Department of the WRA at Rohwer, letter of recommendation regarding Chimata and Masako Sumida's character and qualifications for employment. Masako Sumida served as a Counseling Aide for the Welfare Section Staff at the American Hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. She stated that Chimata Sumida was a youthful person in his range of interests and points of view about living. She wrote that there were often 600 to 700 people a week participating in his daily lectures in Japanese on current worldwide news. The description, "Nisei minded Issei" was often attributed to Chimata Sumida.





Courtesy of Sumida Family Collection, Densho