JACL Philadelphia Oral History Collection ddr-phljacl-1

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Mary Ishimoto Watanabe Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-1)
vh Mary Ishimoto Watanabe Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-1)
Nisei female. Born September 29, 1920, in San Jose, California. Grew up in Cupertino, California. Attending San Jose State College when World War II broke out. Sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp with the help of the National Student Relocation Council to attend graduate school. …
Warren H. Watanabe Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-2)
vh Warren H. Watanabe Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-2)
Nisei male. Born August 12, 1921, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father worked as the executive secretary of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp to attend college and the University of Chicago. Earned …
Noboru Richard Horikawa Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-3)
vh Noboru Richard Horikawa Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-3)
Nisei male. Born August 18, 1926, in San Francisco, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with family to stay with relatives in Watsonville, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, then to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp early to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drafted into the …
George Kazuo Ikeda Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-4)
vh George Kazuo Ikeda Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-4)
Nisei male. Born August 18, 1926, in San Francisco, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with family to stay with relatives in Watsonville, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, then to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp early to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drafted into the …
Grayce Kaneda Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-12)
vh Grayce Kaneda Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-12)
Nisei female. Born July 4, 1919. Raised in Stockton, California. During World War II, removed during senior year at College of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Incarcerated at the Stockton Assembly Center and Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled with family members in Philadelphia. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Active volunteer with the …
Hiroshi Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-13)
vh Hiroshi Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-13)
Nisei male. Born January 1, 1916, in Oakland, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where father started a fish cake factory. Attended UCLA and UC Berkeley and then worked as an electrical draftsman for the Department of Water and Power for the City of Los Angeles. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, …
William Marutani Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-14)
vh William Marutani Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-14)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1923, in Kent, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp to attend college in South Dakota, was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the Military Intelligence Service during the postwar occupation of Japan. After …
Masaru Ed Nakawatase Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-19)
vh Masaru Ed Nakawatase Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-19)
Sansei male. Born September 29, 1943, in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, parents moved to and worked at Seabrook Farms in New Jersey. Masaru grew up in the Seabrook with the families that worked there. Became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the American Friends …
Teresa Maebori Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-20)
vh Teresa Maebori Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-20)
Sansei female. Born February 13, 1945, in Caldwell, Idaho. During World War II, parents were incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved to Auburn, Washington, where father's family had a pottery business and mother was a dressmaker. Teresa grew up in Auburn and graduated from the University of Washington. Served in …
Miki Maehara Rotman Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-21)
vh Miki Maehara Rotman Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-21)
Nisei female. Born 1942 on Maui, Hawaii, where both parents grew up. Father was killed in action in Europe while serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Worked as a drill press operator at a gear company and then became a drafter. Involved in numerous community activist …
Paul Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-24)
vh Paul Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-24)
Sansei male. Son of Grayce Uyehara and Hiroshi Uyehara. Grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where parents were active in numerous Japanese American community activities. Graduated from Oberlin College and became involved in activist and political causes. Studied law and eventually became Senior Attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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