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Manzanar National Historic Site Collection ddr-manz-1

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Grace K. Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-140)
vh Grace K. Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-140)
Nisei female. Born September 23, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in California, where father worked as a bookkeeper. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved with the family to a rural community in Maryland, then to Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before eventually returning to California.
Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
vh Joe Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-141)
Nisei male. Born 1924 in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma, where father worked for a produce business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work harvesting sugar beets for a sugar company. Drafted into the army in 1945. …
James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
vh James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
This interview is with three siblings, James T. Johnston, William R. Johnston, and Dorothy J. Whitlock. James was born in 1939, William in 1936, and Dorothy in 1934, all three in Arkansas. During World War II, the Johnstons' father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and the whole family lived in Rohwer.
Kerry Christenson Powell Interview (ddr-manz-1-144)
vh Kerry Christenson Powell Interview (ddr-manz-1-144)
White female. Grew up in California and moved to Lone Pine as a child. During World War II, visited the Manzanar concentration camp, California, on a trip with the Camp Fire girls. Active in Lone Pine community groups, and established a film festival featuring movies from the area.
Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
vh Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
Nisei female. Born October 11, 1926, in San Luis Obispo, California. Grew up in San Luis Obispo, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp with the help of the Nisei Student Relocation project and moved to Denver, Colorado.
Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
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 …
Susan Brown Phelps Interview (ddr-manz-1-147)
vh Susan Brown Phelps Interview (ddr-manz-1-147)
White female. Born March 1, 1941, in Bishop, California. During World War II, father was the assistant project director at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, lived and worked in various places before eventually returning to Inyo County, California.
Minoru J. Shibata Interview (ddr-manz-1-148)
vh Minoru J. Shibata Interview (ddr-manz-1-148)
Nisei male. Born 1928 in San Francisco, California. Spent most of childhood on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and the rest of the family moved to Ogden, Utah, to farm. Served in the Army Air Corps in Japan during the U.S. …
Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
vh Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
Sansei male. Born 1934 in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where he developed an early interest in Disney and the art of cartooning. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco. Established a long career working for …
George Kiyo Wakatsuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-150)
vh George Kiyo Wakatsuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-150)
Nisei male. Born December 10, 1931, in Guadalupe, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where father was a fisherman. Family moved to Terminal Island, California, just before World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Served in the navy during the Korean War. The family's wartime experiences were chronicled in …
George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
vh George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1923, in Burbank, California. Grew up in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and worked for a time in Denver, Colorado, before eventually returning to the Los Angeles area to farm.
Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
vh Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
Kibei female. Born 1917 in Seattle, Washington. As a child, sent to Japan for education, and returned to the U.S. in the 1930s. Was married living in Glendale, California, when World War II started. During the war, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
vh Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, …
Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-154)
vh Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-154)
Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived and attended school in Nebraska for a few years before returning to Loomis. …
Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
vh Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Salinas, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in San Francisco for a time before moving to Ogden, Utah.
Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
vh Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
Nisei female. Born January 15, 1920, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Fresno area where parents farmed grapes. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.
Saburo Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-157)
vh Saburo Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-157)
Nisei male. Born April 1, 1930, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Caruthers, California, where parents leased a vineyard. During World War II, sent to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in Ogden, Utah, and become a minister. Eventually returned to California.
Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-158)
vh Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview (ddr-manz-1-158)
Nisei female. Born May 3, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle and became a teacher.
George Maeda Interview (ddr-manz-1-159)
vh George Maeda Interview (ddr-manz-1-159)
Nisei male. Born 1932 in Chatsworth, California. Grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the San Fernando Valley, was drafted into the military during the Korean War, and eventually became an engineer.
June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
vh June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.
Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
vh Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration …
Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
vh Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Watts, California, where parents ran a grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles.
Edwin
vh Edwin "Ed" L. Rothfuss Interview (ddr-manz-1-163)
White male. Former superintendent of the Death Valley National Park. Involved with the establishment of the Manzanar National Historic Site.
Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
vh Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
White male. Born August 28, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Lost father at an early age and moved to Los Angeles, California. While in Los Angeles, began to study judo. Was part of a group in 1943 that visited Manzanar and competed in a judo tournament. Served in the navy during World War II and eventually returned …

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