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Joan Ritchie Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-4)
vh Joan Ritchie Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-4)
Nisei female. Born in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming.

(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 …

Gloria Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-122-13)
vh Gloria Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-122-13)
Nisei female. Born June 6, 1916, in Santa Clara County, California. Raised in Santa Clara, and met and married Issei Guntaro Kubota, one of the leaders of the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee. During World War II, incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, along with daughter. Gave birth to a son in camp. Husband Guntaro …
Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
vh Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916, in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, but was refused on account of his Japanese ancestry. Was one semester short of earning a business degree when he …
Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in …
Paul Tsuneishi Interview (ddr-densho-122-24)
vh Paul Tsuneishi Interview (ddr-densho-122-24)
Nisei male, born April 16, 1923. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and was drafted into the military at age eighteen. After World War II, served as a district governor for the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in Southern California. In his position with the JACL, sought to reconcile the Japanese American community with the …
Nobu Shimokochi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-7)
vh Nobu Shimokochi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-7)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp eventually returned to California.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and …

Donald Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1011-2)
vh Donald Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1011-2)
Nisei male. Born 1930 in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and …

Hal Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-458)
vh Hal Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-458)
Nisei male. Born October 23, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, where parents ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a time in a trailer park …
Susumu Mukushima Interview (ddr-chi-1-4)
vh Susumu Mukushima Interview (ddr-chi-1-4)
Nisei male. Born October 8, 1942, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, mother and father received special dispensation to delay going to the Santa Anita Assembly Center to give birth. After Susumu was born, the family was sent to Santa Anita and then the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and later transferred to Tule …
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-130)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-130)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age …
Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
vh Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in …
Miyo Minnie Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-335)
vh Miyo Minnie Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-335)
Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Newcastle, California. Grew up in Newcastle, where parents ran a ranch. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. During the segregation period, transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived in Idaho and Utah before eventually returning to family's …
Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
vh Lillian Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-254)
Sansei female, born 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where family ran a successful wholesale bakery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and sent to Sand Island internment camp. Moved with rest of the family to Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with father. Moved …
Mika Hiuga Interview (ddr-one-7-37)
vh Mika Hiuga Interview (ddr-one-7-37)
Nisei female. Born in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents owned and operated orchards. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a short time in Salt Lake City after leaving camp, then …
Judy Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-17)
vh Judy Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-17)
Sansei female. Born June 18, 1940, in Portland, Oregon, where father was a prominent pharmacist. As an infant, removed with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, family resettled in St. Paul, Minnesota.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. …

Narrator Kats Kunitsugu

Nisei female, born March 19, 1925. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, during World War II. Was on the staff of the camp's newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel.
Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
vh Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Frank Emi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-9-3)
vh Frank Emi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-9-3)
First impressions of Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming: a "miserable sight"

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
vh Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
Sansei male. Born January 21, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. While very young, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Father joined the Military Intelligence Service out of camp, and Alan and his mother resettled in Chicago, Illinois. After father rejoined the family, they returned to …
Roy Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-5)
vh Roy Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-5)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1933, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where father was a migrant farm laborer. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after the war.

(This material …

Frank Abe Collection (ddr-densho-122)
Collection Frank Abe Collection (ddr-densho-122)
Accession 1: The Frank Abe Collection consists of three photographs from the Heart Mountain draft resistance movement. Included are two photographs of the trial of the Heart Mountain draft resisters and one photograph of Fair Play Committee leader Frank Emi. All photographs are from the website www.resisters.com. This website is a companion to the documentary Conscience …
Sam Horino Interview (ddr-densho-122-6)
vh Sam Horino Interview (ddr-densho-122-6)
Nisei male. Born July 17, 1914, in Gardena, California. Passively resisted "evacuation" in 1942, forcing two soldiers to carry him out of his home. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and became one of the steering committee leaders of the Fair Play Committee (FPC). Was tried along with the other FPC leaders and was convicted …
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age …

Narrator Shig Yabu

Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …
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