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Student essay (ddr-densho-171-135)
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Excerpt: "While waiting in front of a soda fountain for a trolley to take me home, I purchanced to overhear two boys arguing."
Student essay (ddr-densho-171-161)
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Excerpt: "Though war is very distruct, we it is necessary."
Gene Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-4)
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Nisei male. Born 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 draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.

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Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
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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 II (ddr-densho-1000-210)
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Nisei male. Born 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 draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.
Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1016-4-1)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1016-4-5)
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Impact of draft resistance

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Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1016-4-4)
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Making the decision to resist the draft

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Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1016-4-6)
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Rebuilding life after serving time in jail for resisting the draft

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Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1016-4-3)
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Memories of camp

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Gene Akutsu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1016-4-2)
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Preparing for mass removal

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Gene Akutsu Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-1-36)
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Reflecting on Japanese Americans' response to incarceration
Gene Akutsu Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-1-7)
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Memories of father's arrest by FBI, subsequent detention, family separation, and preparation for removal
Gene Akutsu Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-1-11)
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Minidoka concentration camp: armed MPs, housing and camp layout; finishing school, drafted for military service, and mail censoring
Gene Akutsu Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-1-24)
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Impact of draft resistance on family: harsh response from Japanese American community contributes to Mother's suicide
Gene Akutsu Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-1-25)
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Starting over after release from McNeil Island Penitentiary, telling children about resistance decisions
Gene Akutsu Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-1-30)
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Reasons for answering "no-no" on so-called "loyalty questions" and revisiting decision to resist the draft
Gene Akutsu Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-1-32)
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Work detail at McNeil Island Penitentiary; imprisoned for resisting the draft
Gene Akutsu Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-1-2)
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Growing up around "Profanity Hill," Seattle, Washington
Gene Akutsu Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-1-15)
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Considering the consequences of resisting the draft, and interactions with jailers, other resisters, and jail inmates
Gene Akutsu Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-1-34)
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Receiving notification of Presidential pardon for WWII draft resistance
Gene Akutsu Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-1-22)
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Arriving at McNeil Island Penitentiary after resisting the draft: living conditions
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