Manzanar National Historic Site Collection ddr-manz-1

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Toshiro Izumi Interview (ddr-manz-1-90)
vh Toshiro Izumi Interview (ddr-manz-1-90)
Nisei male. Born May 7, 1918, in Villa Park, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, relocated to Detroit, Michigan, before being drafted into the Military Intelligence Service. Served in …
Ted Hamachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-91)
vh Ted Hamachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-91)
Nisei male. Born May 26, 1927, in San Gabriel, California. Grew up in the Covina area of California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pomona Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
vh Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
Nisei female. Born November 11, 1933, in Long Beach, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area.
Osamu Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-93)
vh Osamu Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-93)
Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Family answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was …
Tamiko Honda Interview (ddr-manz-1-94)
vh Tamiko Honda Interview (ddr-manz-1-94)
Nisei female. Born September 14, 1924, in Santa Clara, California. Grew up in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, before World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, resettled for a time in New York before returning to Redwood City.
Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
vh Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving Manzanar, lived briefly with family in Utah before eventually returning to California.
Shigeki Sugiyama Interview (ddr-manz-1-96)
vh Shigeki Sugiyama Interview (ddr-manz-1-96)
Nisei male. Born December 19, 1927, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, worked at the camouflage net factory and in the camp's hospital. Transferred with family to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, was drafted into the U.S. military …
Laurie Sasaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-97)
vh Laurie Sasaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-97)
Nisei female. Born January 31, 1932, in Imperial, California. Grew up in Imperial, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
vh Yo Shibuya Interview (ddr-manz-1-98)
Nisei male. Born August 23, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Went to Japan for a time as a child with family before returning to California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, learned the saxophone and played with the Jive Bombers band. After leaving camp, attended college and began …
Jun Ogimachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-99)
vh Jun Ogimachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-99)
Nisei male. Born May 26, 1928, in San Fernando, California. Grew up in San Fernando, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with family. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to San Fernando. Served in the U.S. Navy.
Massie Hinatsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-100)
vh Massie Hinatsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-100)
Nisei female. Born August 16, 1930, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Grew up in Milwaukie, where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.
Aya Fujii - Taka Mizote Interview (ddr-manz-1-101)
vh Aya Fujii - Taka Mizote Interview (ddr-manz-1-101)
Nisei females, sisters. Aya Fujii born March 31, 1927, in Nyssa, Oregon. Taka Mizote born May 30, 1924, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Both sisters grew up in Oregon where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. Instead of going on to an incarceration camp, moved with family to a …
John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
vh John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Azusa, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Returned to Azusa after leaving camp worked for the Forest Service.
Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
vh Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
Nisei male. Born July 31, 1926, in Kelton, Utah. Grew up in Kelton, where father worked for the railroad. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was fired from the railroad. Mr. Yagi was drafted into the military during World War II. Eventually moved to Portland, Oregon.
Kay Endo Interview (ddr-manz-1-104)
vh Kay Endo Interview (ddr-manz-1-104)
Nisei male. Born September 26, 1933, in Milwaukie, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.
Lily Kajiwara Interview (ddr-manz-1-105)
vh Lily Kajiwara Interview (ddr-manz-1-105)
Nisei female. Born July 26, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area of Oregon, where parents had a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in camp, worked as an assistant teacher. After camp, lived in New York before returning to …
Richard Sakurai Interview (ddr-manz-1-106)
vh Richard Sakurai Interview (ddr-manz-1-106)
Nisei male. Born December 26, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Troutdale, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college in Ohio before eventually returning to Oregon.
George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
vh George Yoshinaga Interview (ddr-manz-1-107)
Nisei male. Born July 19, 1925, in Redwood City California. Grew up in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served in the military in the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps during the war in Japan. After the war, worked as a journalist, …
Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
vh Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
Nisei female. Born December 28, 1929, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview (ddr-manz-1-109)
vh Arthur Ogami - Kimi Ogami Interview (ddr-manz-1-109)
Arthur Ogami: Nisei male. Born April 10, 1922 in Whittier, California. Spent childhood in California, before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp in 1942. Left Manzanar several times to work as a beet topper for local farmers. Decided to expatriate to Japan because of mother's wishes, and was transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp. In 1945, …
Elaine Clary Stanley Interview (ddr-manz-1-110)
vh Elaine Clary Stanley Interview (ddr-manz-1-110)
White female. Born April 5, 1920, in Union town, Kansas. Grew up in California, where parents moved when she was young. During World War II, took a job as a physical education teacher at the Manzanar concentration camp, California.
Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
vh Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
Nisei male. Born March 18, 1924, in Sanger, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work at a farm labor camp in Pocatello, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning …
Toshiko Aiboshi Interview (ddr-manz-1-112)
vh Toshiko Aiboshi Interview (ddr-manz-1-112)
Nisei female. Born July 8, 1928, in Boyle Heights, California. At an early age, went to live with family friends when father passed away and mother contracted tuburculosis. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. While in camp, mother relapsed and Toshiko again went …
Margie Y. Wong Interview (ddr-manz-1-113)
vh Margie Y. Wong Interview (ddr-manz-1-113)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1936, in Boyle Heights, California, where father ran a wholesale grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Lived and attended school for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, after leaving camp, then returned to Boyle Heights.
Shigeo Kihara Interview (ddr-manz-1-114)
vh Shigeo Kihara Interview (ddr-manz-1-114)
Sansei male. Born January 15, 1935, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Florin area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved with family to live and work at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Eventually returned to Sacramento.

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