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Lucy and Emi (ddr-csujad-38-268)
img Lucy and Emi (ddr-csujad-38-268)
Photographed are young female children, Lucy Nishina and Emiko Sasaki, incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. They are dressed in kimono. 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: Lucy and Emi. Title from caption. The handwritten note …
Mitzi Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-163)
img Mitzi Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-163)
A photo album compiled by Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. Contained are photographs mainly taken during the war, depicting lives at the Poston camp in Arizona, where the Masukasa family was incarcerated. Mitzi was a preschool teacher at the Poston camp, and photographs of the children incarcerated at the camp are included. She also belonged to a young …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-291)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-291)
Photographed are incarcerees cutting trees. The handwritten note on the back side describes the trees. Some of the trees have holes in which squirrels, snakes, raccoons stay during the winter. Once the animals are found, 20-30 people chase them to capture. The trees with holes are __ [In Japanese]. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye …
Daily Press Review, Vol. VI, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-268)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. VI, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-268)
Article titles: "Women on New Army Ouster List"; "DeWitt Will Clarify New Alien Rules"; "Arizona Refuses to Teach Japs"; "Evacuated Japs Harvesting Crops"; "Japanese-American Do Bit in Scrap Drive"; "Nazi Leader's 'Fortune' Lost"; "Jap-Grown Food Due in Portland"; "Goering Wealth Hidden"; "Italians"; "Newsnotes from Manzanar"; "Curfew Lifted for 600,000 U.S. Italians"; "Jap Ex-Consul at N.Y. Gets …
Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
vh Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking …
Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
vh Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
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 …
Ben Y. Tonooka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-390)
vh Ben Y. Tonooka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-390)
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 …
Roy Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-358)
vh Roy Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-358)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1916, in Missoula, Montana. Spent early part of childhood in Montana, where parents ran a farm. Moved with family to Seattle, Washington, finished school, and attended the University of Washington. Moved to the Los Angeles area for work. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …
Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
vh Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
Nisei female. Born December 11, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where parents ran a chicken farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved temporarily to live with family in Reedley, California, then was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While on a visit to a different camp, Sakaye met her future …
Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-394)
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 …
Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
vh Taneyuki Dan Harada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-306)
Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While …
Takenori Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-7)
vh Takenori Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-7)
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 …
Desert echoes 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-143)
doc Desert echoes 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-143)
Yearbook, "Desert echoes" 1943, created by the members of the 1st Junior Christian Church at the Poston incarceration camp, Poston Arizona. Includes essays by church leaders, history of vacation bible school and the first Junior Church, parish and inter-parish activities, biographical information on pastors, list of officers, essay competition, parish organizations and activities, "Ideal Girl" and …

Narrator Sam Araki

Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …
CSU Dominguez Hills George and Mitzi Naohara Papers (ddr-csujad-38)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills George and Mitzi Naohara Papers (ddr-csujad-38)
The George and Mitzi Naohara Papers consists of photo albums and scrapbooks compiled by George and Mitzi Naohara, and other documents pertaining to the Naohara and Masukawa family. Contained are photographs, correspondence, documents, and memorabilia depicting their experiences during World War II. George Nobuo Naohara is a Kibei Nisei, and his experiences include his farm labor …

Narrator Yoshimi Matsuura

Nisei male. Born May 3, 1918, in Fowler, California. Grew up in Fowler, eventually running family's farm prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, married and was removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Minneapolis, Minnesota, to join the National Youth Administration (NYA) for training. Upon arrival, was …

Narrator Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz

Nisei female. Born September 15, 1932, in Lodi, California. Grew up in Jersey Island, a small island in the Sacramento Delta. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Los Angeles, California. Graduated from Long Beach State and earned a …

Narrator Yukio Kawaratani

Nisei male. Born May 30, 1031, in San Juan Capistrano, California. Grew up in various places in California. During World War II, was removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While in Poston, family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred to Tule Lake. Father and two older brothers renounced their …
Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
img Lumbering (ddr-csujad-38-282)
Photographed are two male incarcerees lumbering. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten note on the back side reads: The tree survived for 50 years and did not expect to be cut down by us. Two people cut the …
Greta Garbo on set (ddr-njpa-1-491)
img Greta Garbo on set (ddr-njpa-1-491)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Greta Garbo, Really Married This Time. (Hollywood) Rengo. It was recently announced that Ms. Greta Garbo, who has reached the peak of her field as a queen of the screen after starring in 'Mata Hari' and 'Grand Hotel', and the famous director Rouben Mamoulian, who has directed first-rank films such as 'Dr. …
Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
vh Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a time before being drafted into the military. Served in Europe with the 442nd …
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-374)
Nisei female. Born October 23, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Moved to Los Angeles, California, with family around age six. Had graduated from high school and was attending a trade school in dressmaking when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. …

Narrator Hisaye Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born August 23, 1921, in Redondo Beach, California. Raised in California before mass removal to Parker Dam Assembly Center, Arizona, which was later converted into Poston concentration camp. An aspiring writer, worked for the camp newspaper, the Poston Chronicle, while incarcerated. After leaving camp, returned to California and worked for the Los Angeles Tribune. …

Narrator June M. Hoshida Honma

Nisei female. Born June 23, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, father was picked up by the FBI and detained at Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with him. After Jerome closed, transferred to …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 10 (March 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-118)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 10 (March 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-118)
Selected article titles: "Robertson Places Responsibility for Enlistments on Block Heads. Lift Ban for Evacuees in Arizona" (p. 1), "Recruiting for New Class at Camp Savage Will Begin Soon" (p. 1), "Life-Long Stigma Awaits Nisei Who Have Failed to Shoulder Obligations" (p. 1), "Non-Citizens May Volunteer for Uncle Sam's Army" (p. 2), "Editorial: The Only Course" …
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