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Eiko Yamaichi Interview (ddr-manz-1-175)
vh Eiko Yamaichi Interview (ddr-manz-1-175)
Nisei female. Born 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, Arizona. After leaving …
John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
vh John Nakada Interview (ddr-manz-1-102)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Azusa, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Returned to Azusa after leaving camp worked for the Forest Service.
Kenge Kobayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-37)
vh Kenge Kobayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-37)
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 …
Yoshiko Kanazawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-15)
vh Yoshiko Kanazawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-15)
Nisei female. Born October 9, 1935, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Pasadena, where father worked as a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Pasadena.
Gila News-Courier Collection (ddr-densho-141)
Collection Gila News-Courier Collection (ddr-densho-141)
This collection consists of the Gila News-Courier, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.
Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview (ddr-densho-1014-2)
vh Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview (ddr-densho-1014-2)
Nisei female. Born December 25, 1924, in Selma, California. Grew up in Parlier, Californa, where family worked on a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Indianapolis, Indiana, before settling permanently in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
vh Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
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 …
Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-166)
vh Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-166)
Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco, California, where father was in sales. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After father signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule …
Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
vh Jane Kaihatsu Interview (ddr-chi-1-9)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, her father's family was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Her mother's family was incarcerated at the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp the Jane's parents …
Amy Uyematsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-523)
vh Amy Uyematsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-523)
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 …
Amy Uyematsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-524)
vh Amy Uyematsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-524)
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 …
Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-370-23)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-370-23)
Visiting Gila River concentration camp to encourage resettlement

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Brimhall Collection (ddr-densho-315)
Collection Brimhall Collection (ddr-densho-315)
The Brimhall Collection contains photographs of the Brimhall Family during their time at Gila River concentration camp. Jesse D Brimhall and Lilla Brimhall both worked in the camp, Jesse as a vocational shop teacher and Lilla as a nurse. The photographs in this collection show the couple with their sons Jesse (Duke) and Bruce at their …
Gloria Toshiko Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-46)
vh Gloria Toshiko Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-46)
Nisei female. Born June 25, 1935, in Vacaville, California. Grew up in Vacaville before being removed to the Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After the war, lived briefly with parents in Ogden, Utah, before returning to the Sacramento area.
George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
vh George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Eventually returned to Clarksburg and reestablished farm.
Bob Berry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-3-1)
vh Bob Berry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1011-3-1)
Visiting Japanese American friends at the Gila River concentration camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-451)
vh Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-451)
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 …
Yasuo Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-12)
av Yasuo Yamashita (ddr-ajah-8-12)
Yasuo Yamashita was born on November 22, 1919, in Alameda, California. During World War II, was removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the army and transferred to the Military intelligence Service. Served with ATIS (Allied Translator Interpreter Section) during the occupation of Japan after the war, before teturning to Alameda.
Frank T. Sata Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-512)
vh Frank T. Sata Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-512)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
Frank T. Sata Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-499)
vh Frank T. Sata Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-499)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
Kazumi Yoneyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-412)
vh Kazumi Yoneyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-412)
Nisei male. Born March 10, 1932, in Hollywood, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Sanger, California, to avoid mass removal, but were sent to camp anyway when the removal area was expanded. Removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles, finished school, and became a …
Alfred
vh Alfred "Al" Miyagishima Interview (ddr-manz-1-27)
Nisei male. Born December 2, 1926, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Family operated grocery store prior to World War II. Moved to Stockton, California, due to father's illness. Removed to Stockton Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Resettled in Nebraska and finished high school. Drafted into the army in 1945, and joined family in Denver, Colorado, …
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