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Gene Akutsu

Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in the draft and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for draft resistance. Resettled in Seattle.


Gene Akutsu Interview I — ddr-densho-1000-1
July 25, 1997. Seattle, Washington.
02:47:34 — 39 segments.
Gene Akutsu Interview II — ddr-densho-1000-210
April 17, 2008. Seattle, Washington.
01:23:31 — 17 segments.
Gene Akutsu