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Narrator Marjorie Matsushita Sperling

Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation …
George Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-187)
vh George Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-187)
Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …

Narrator Lillian Nakano

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 …

Narrator Norman Mineta

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …
Marian Asao Kurosu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-118)
vh Marian Asao Kurosu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-118)
Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to join father and uncle, working in family-run agricultural greenhouse. Arranged marriage to Mr. Roy Naoe Kurosu, an Issei working in Tacoma sawmills. Started new greenhouse in Sunnydale, Washington until all people …

Narrator Frank Sumida

Nisei male. Born August 10, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up primarily in Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, where he participating in running an organized gambling operation. Moved briefly to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before being sent to …

Narrator Hannah Hirabayashi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born 1938 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the town of Christopher, now part of Auburn, Washington, where parents ran a grocery store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to the Fort Missoula internment camp, Montana. The rest of the family went to the Puyallup Assembly …

Narrator George Yamada

Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …

Narrator Hitoshi "Hank" Naito

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1926, in San Diego, California. Grew up in Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Family was transferred to Tule Lake in response to father's answers on the so-called …

Narrator Marian Asao Kurosu

Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to join father and uncle, working in family-run agricultural greenhouse. Arranged marriage to Mr. Roy Naoe Kurosu, an Issei working in Tacoma sawmills. Started new greenhouse in Sunnydale, Washington until all people …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-129)
Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview (ddr-densho-122-26)
Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …

Narrator Bill Hosokawa

Nisei male. Born in Seattle on January 30, 1915, and attended Washington grade school, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. He grew up as a typical Nisei, working summers in Alaska salmon canneries and Western Avenue produce brokerages to pay for his education. He became interested in writing at Garfield where he was sports …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 24 (June 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-132)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 24 (June 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-132)
Selected article titles: "Myer Condemns Dies Committee. Stop Misleading Charges, WRA Chief Declares in Letter to Congressman" (p. 1), "'Produce or Face Food Shortage'" (p. 1), "Editorial: A Challenge to the Dies Committee" (p. 1), "Two Youths Tried for Illegal Leave" (p. 1), "Resettlement Still WRA's First Objective" (p. 1), "Great Wrong is Being Undone Says …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 265 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-482)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 265 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-482)
Selected article titles: "'Everything is Nice in California', Says Sakauye" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 140 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-363)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 140 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-363)
Selected article titles: "Additional Workers Needed to Harvest Tule Lake Crops" (p. 1), "Issuance of Clothing Allowances to Start Tomorrow" (p. 1), "Pay Checks, Clothing Allowances for Tuleans Here" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 200 (May 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-421)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 200 (May 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-421)
Selected article titles: "Housing Adjustments Necessary to Accommodate Jerome Transfers" (p. 1), "Former Resident Fatally Wounded at Tule Lake" (p. 1), "Residents Planning to Relocate to Chicago Should Contact Gilmore" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 320 (July 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-525)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 320 (July 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-97-525)
Selected article titles: "Warning Against Speeding Issued by Police Department" (p. 1), "More Job Offers Received at Outside Employment Office" (p. 2).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 172 (February 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-393)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 172 (February 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-393)
Selected article titles: "More Job Offers Received at Outside Employment Office" (p. 1), "Block Managers to Distribute Red Cross Messages" (p. 1).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 35 (August 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-143)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 35 (August 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-143)
Selected article titles: "Dies Group Minority Lauds WRA" (p. 1), "863 Segregees Tule Lake Bound, Trains Leave September 14 & 20" (p. 1), "Editorial: Something to Dismiss and Bury" (p. 4), "Evacuee Return to Normal Life Urged in Syndicated Editorial" (p. 4), "Nisei Seeking Rehabilitation Promised Backing by CIO" (p. 4).
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 49 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-288)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 49 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-288)
Selected article titles: "2 Beauty Shops, 3 Barber Shops Now Open" (p. 1), "Railroad Company Seeks 180 Workers" (p. 2), "Judo Tournament Set Sunday" (p. 2), "WRA Official Here to Interview Workers" (p. 2), "Films, Slides on Sugar Beet Raising to be Shown" (p. 2).
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