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Manzanar National Historic Site Collection ddr-manz-1

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Michiko Hara Kawaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-115)
vh Michiko Hara Kawaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-115)
Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived in Indiana and attended college. Eventually returned to California.
Kimiko Nakashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-116)
vh Kimiko Nakashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-116)
Nisei female. Born November 27, 1919, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived and worked for a time in Utah before eventually returning to …
Masahiro Nakajo Interview (ddr-manz-1-117)
vh Masahiro Nakajo Interview (ddr-manz-1-117)
Nisei male. Born May 17, 1927, in Moneta, California. Grew up in the Garden Grove area where parents ran a farm. Was taken to Japan to live as a young child until age ten. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, Caliifornia. After leaving camp, served in the military during the Korean War.
Madelon Arai Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-118)
vh Madelon Arai Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-118)
Nisei female. Born October 10, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father had a gardening business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where father notably helped to build the Japanese garden. After leaving camp, Madelon returned to Los Angeles.
Fred Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-119)
vh Fred Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-119)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1918, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in Selleck, a lumber community, before moving with family to Santa Monica, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to California.
Miyoko Sakai Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-120)
vh Miyoko Sakai Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-120)
Nisei female. Born October 4, 1925, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a successful flower shop. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, eventually returned to California.
Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
vh Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
Nisei female. Born January 10, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and worked in the camp's medical laboratory. After leaving camp, returned to Los Feliz and reestablished the flower shop.
M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
Nisei male. Born June 28, 1922, in San Jose, California. As a teenager, moved with family to West Los Angeles, where father was a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, Jack volunteered to work with the orphans at the Manzanar Children's Village, and also helped to establish …
M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
Nisei male and female, married couple. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon.
Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
vh Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Finished high school at Manzanar, and left camp to attend Drake college in Des Moines, Iowa. Drafted into the military and served as a medic …
Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned …
Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
vh Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to finish high school in Chicago, Illinois, and attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drafted into the military. Eventually returned to …
Minoru Yamaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-127)
vh Minoru Yamaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-127)
Nisei male. Born 1940 in Spreckels, California. Soon after Minoru was born, father decided to move the family to Japan. Lived in Japan during World War II, returning to the U.S. in the 1960s. Went to school in Chicago for a time before eventually settling in Southern California.
Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
vh Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
Nisei female. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle where parents operated a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to live and work in New York, then worked for several years in Japan for the U.S. occupation forces. Returned to …
Arthur Nishimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-129)
vh Arthur Nishimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-129)
Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.
Jean Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-130)
vh Jean Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-130)
Nisei female. Born 1934 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.
Mas Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-131)
vh Mas Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-131)
Nisei male. Born 1929 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for a time …
Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
vh Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
Nisei female. Born February 7, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father was a prominent Buddhist minister. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California. Father was instrumental in the planning and building of the cemetery …
Akiko Okuno Interview (ddr-manz-1-133)
vh Akiko Okuno Interview (ddr-manz-1-133)
Nisei female. Born 1926 in Gilroy, California. Grew up in the Gilroy area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a medical technician. After the war, returned to California.
Kazuko Miyoshi - Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri Interview (ddr-manz-1-134)
vh Kazuko Miyoshi - Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri Interview (ddr-manz-1-134)
Nisei females, sisters. Kazuko Miyoshi born 1936, Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri born 1938. Grew up in Culver City, California, where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Both sisters returned to California after the war.
Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
vh Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to …
Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
vh Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married and had a child in camp. Left Manzanar for Chicago, Illinois.
George H. Morishita Interview (ddr-manz-1-137)
vh George H. Morishita Interview (ddr-manz-1-137)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived in Sawtelle, California, for a time before being drafted in the army and serving in Korea. Lived in Arizona and Nevada after the war.

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Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
vh Ujinobu Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-138)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California, where father ran a fruit stand and mother was a Japanese language school teacher. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eventually establishing a career in chemistry.

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Yoshino Grace Fukuhara Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-139)
vh Yoshino Grace Fukuhara Niwa Interview (ddr-manz-1-139)
Nisei female. Born October 29, 1942, in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Daughter of well-known artists Henry Fukuhara. After leaving camp, the family moved to New York. Yoshino eventually returned to live in California, where her family resided before World War II.

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