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Narrator Lloyd K. Wake

Nisei male. Born January 12, 1922, in Reedley, California. Grew up in Reedley, where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp in 1943 to attend Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and entered the ministry. After the war, lived in San Francisco, California, and …

Narrator Takenori Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born February 21, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. Age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and was removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles. After World War II, served in the U.S. Air Force, and later became involved in numerous Japanese American community organizations, including …

Narrator Elsie Uyematsu Osajima

Nisei female. Born July 25, 1925, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Pasadena, where parents ran a small market. Removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, during World War II, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend college in Nebraska, then married and returned to California. Worked for many years at …

Narrator Chiyoko Chiyo Omachi

Nisei female. Born July 12, 1926, in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island where father worked as a ship builder. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Pennsylvania with relatives before attending college in New York. Family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, after the war, where …

Narrator Ben Y. Tonooka

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1924, in Fowler, California. At an early age, moved with family to Fresno, California. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, after Jerome closed. After leaving camp, lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for …

Narrator Amy Tsugawa

Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, to be reunited with father. After leaving camp, moved with family to Japan before eventually returning to …

Narrator Wakako Yamauchi

Nisei female. Born October 23, 1924, in Westmorland, California. Grew up in the Imperial Valley before being removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After leaving camp, attended art school in San Diego before marrying and moving to Los Angeles. Published short story And the Soul Shall Dance, which was …

Narrator Kenge Kobayashi

Nisei male. Born July 25, 1926, in the Imperial Valley, California. Incarcerated at the Tulare Assembly Center, California, Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In his interview, he discusses his memories of Tule Lake concentration camp after it became a segregation center, including the killing of a camp inmate rioting, implementation …

Narrator Eiko Yamaichi

Nisei female. Born October 25, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, …

Narrator Minoru Tajii

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1924, in Brawley, California. Grew up in El Centro, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, then to Japan. Lived and worked in …

Narrator Masako Yoshida

Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, …

Narrator Kiyoko Masuda

Sansei female. Born May 4, 1940, in Alameda, California. During World War II, as an infant, was sent with family to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, family lived for over a year in Dayton, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. Kiyo grew up in Alameda, eventually …

Narrator Amy Uyematsu

Sansei female. Born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. Parents were incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. Graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a mathematics degree. Taught math for more than thirty years in the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Began publishing poetry …

Narrator Noboru Richard Horikawa

Nisei male. Born 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 military and …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 6 (July 9, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-9)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 6 (July 9, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-9)
Selected article titles: "Federal Court Throws Out Native Sons' Suit" (p. 1), Olson Asks Army to Halt Evacuation! California Governor Voices Belief in Loyalty of Vast Majority of State Japanese" (p. 1), "Army Imposes Ban on Aliens In Center Posts" (p. 2), "Army Orders Release of Utah Nisei Held for Curfew Violation" (p. 2), "Southern Zone …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 14 (April 29, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-18)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 14 (April 29, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-18)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Battalion Fighting on Anzio Beachhead" (p. 1), "Army Says Nisei Will Not Be Used in Combat Against Japan" (p. 1), "Young Japanese Alien Gets American Citizenship Through Service in United States Army" (p. 1), "Student Relocation Program Successful, Reports Hibbard" (p. 2), "WRA Reopens Isolation Camp in Arizona. Leupp Will House Troublemakers …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
Select article titles: "Full investigation of Arizona killings urged" (p. 1), "Justice official promises ongoing fight for rights" (p. 1), "Redress in Hawaii: 'Non-internees' may qualify" (p. 1), "Minority groups sue for Census adjustment" (p. 3), "Chicago JACL board opposes Thomas nomination to U.S. Supreme Court" (p. 3), "Next redress checks due for evacuees at least …
Dot, Peggy, Sada, Lucy, Emi (ddr-csujad-38-271)
img Dot, Peggy, Sada, Lucy, Emi (ddr-csujad-38-271)
Photographed are female incarcerees, including Dot, Peggy, Sada, Lucy Nishina, and Emiko Sasaki, standing in front of a barrack at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Dot, Peggy, Sada, Lucy, Emi. Title …
Card from Sigma Debs to Mrs. Masukawa, May 12 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-365)
doc Card from Sigma Debs to Mrs. Masukawa, May 12 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-365)
An invitation card to the Mothers' Day Party held on Friday May 12, 1944 at the Dining Hall at the Poston camp in Arizona. The party was coordinated by Sigma Debs, young Nisei women's club in the camp, and the card was sent to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara's mother, Koyuta Masukawa. The caption reads: In honor of …
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-250)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-250)
A photograph of George Nobuo Naohara taken at the Tule Lake camp in California. It was given to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten note on the back side reads: 1944. August 30th, Tule Lake Camp, 7116-a, George Naohara.; The photo was taken on August 30, 1944. From Nobuo to …
Chicken farm workers in Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-16)
img Chicken farm workers in Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-16)
A group photograph of chicken farm workers in the Poston camp in Arizona. Translation of the handwritten note on the back side: Photographed in the middle of June, 1945. Chicken farm workers at the Poston camp. Closed at the end of July. This was my first experience to work under someone else and only followed his …
Where old soles are traded for new (ddr-csujad-38-346)
doc Where old soles are traded for new (ddr-csujad-38-346)
A newspaper clipping titled, "Where old soles are traded for new," published in "Denson tribune" on June 11, 1943. It describes incarcerees who work in the shoe repair shop at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The clipping was sent from Mitzi Masukawa Naohara's friend, "Sock," at the Jerome camp to Mitzi at the Poston camp in …
Helen Ida and Sally Sakaye Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-267)
img Helen Ida and Sally Sakaye Sasaki (ddr-csujad-38-267)
Photographed are Helen Ida and Sally Sakaye Sasaki, incarcerees at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Mrs. Iida [Ida] and Sada. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Mrs. Helen Ida …
Block R's of 318 Block (ddr-csujad-38-183)
img Block R's of 318 Block (ddr-csujad-38-183)
School yearbook photo taken by Paul Shintaku. Photographed are Tosa Aoki, John, Ben Nobuhiro, Ben Kitahara, Bob, Kan Ibasa, Seizo Ishizaki, Kiyo Ishida, and Harry Fukuhara, who are members of "Block R's of 318 Block," a Nisei men's club of the high school, at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Block R's of 318 …
Sasaki family (ddr-csujad-38-266)
img Sasaki family (ddr-csujad-38-266)
Photographed is the Sasaski family incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, sting in front of the barrack, 09-E. Includes Hiromu, Sally Sakaye, and Amy Emiko Sasaki. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: March, '44. A photo …
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