Manzanar National Historic Site Collection ddr-manz-1
vh Maria Sato Interview (ddr-manz-1-165)
Nisei female. Born November 19, 1930, in Trujillo, Peru, where father ran a construction company. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and taken to the United States. The family joined him in Crystal City, Texas, then went to Japan after the war. Maria lived and worked in Japan until the …
vh Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-166)
Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco, California, where father was in sales. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After father signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule …
vh Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.
vh Mary Jean Spallino Interview (ddr-manz-1-168)
White female. Born June 18, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended UCLA. During World War II, recruited to teach at the Manzanar concentration camp.
vh Kenji Ogawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-170)
Sansei male. Born April 16, 1942, in Manzanar, California. In 1943, parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and were transferred to the Tule Lake segregation center, California. Moved with family to Japan, and returned to the United States in the 1950s to attend high school.
vh John Young Interview (ddr-manz-1-171)
Chinese American male. Born May 22, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father was an herbalist. In 1942, married a Japanese American woman and voluntarily joined her and her family in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, drafted into the military and served in Europe.
vh Sadako Nimura Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-172)
Nisei female. Born in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Newcastle, California, where parents were tenant farmers. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Remained in Tule Lake when it was converted to a segregation center. After leaving camp, returned to California.
vh Midori Suzuki - Sanzui A. Takaha Interview (ddr-manz-1-173)
This interview was conducted with Midori Suzuki and Sanzui A. Takaha, siblings who grew up in Half Moon Bay, California. During World War II, they were removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.
vh Ko Nishimura Interview (ddr-manz-1-174)
Nisei male. Grew up the Pasadena, California, area, where parents worked in a family-owned nursery. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Reedley, California, for a short time before being removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. At Manzanar, father worked for the government's guayule project. After leaving camp, returned to California and became …
vh Eiko Yamaichi Interview (ddr-manz-1-175)
Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …