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ddr-densho-122-29-8 (Legacy UID: denshovh-hfred-02-0008)

Opinion that the resisters of conscience were "harming the cause of the entire group"

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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1998

Frank Abe Collection

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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Fred Hirasuna

Fred Hirasuna Interview

00:49:10 — 10 segments

1998

Nisei male. Born February 11, 1908, in Lodi, California. Resettled voluntarily to Mankato, Minnesota, prior to mass removal. Resettled in central California in 1947. Member of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) since 1929. Became active in redress movement as fundraiser and lobbyist for Central California District Council of JACL. Mr. Hirasuna passed away on February 12, 2004.

(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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