ddr-densho-122-24-5 (Legacy UID: denshovh-tpaul-01-0005)

Thoughts on the JACL's wartime cooperation with the U.S. government

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.

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May 19, 1995

Frank Abe Collection

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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Paul Tsuneishi

Paul Tsuneishi Interview

00:17:09 — 6 segments

May 19, 1995

Heart Mountain, Wyoming

Nisei male, born April 16, 1923. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and was drafted into the military at age eighteen. After World War II, served as a district governor for the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in Southern California. In his position with the JACL, sought to reconcile the Japanese American community with the World War II draft resisters.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.)

Frank Abe, interviewer; Frank Chin, interviewer

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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