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Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
vh Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving Manzanar, lived briefly with family in Utah before eventually returning to California.
Martha Shoaf Interview (ddr-manz-1-9)
vh Martha Shoaf Interview (ddr-manz-1-9)
White female. Born June 28, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Fourth grade teacher at Manzanar concentration camp, California.
Madelon Arai Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-118)
vh Madelon Arai Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-118)
Nisei female. Born October 10, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father had a gardening business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where father notably helped to build the Japanese garden. After leaving camp, Madelon returned to Los Angeles.
Dorothy Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-42)
vh Dorothy Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-42)
Nisei female. Born February 10, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. Married prior to World War II. During the war, removed with husband to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp for Reno, Nevada, and eventually moved to Los Angeles.
Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
vh Helen Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-92)
Nisei female. Born November 11, 1933, in Long Beach, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area.
Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
vh Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp. Wrote for Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. Ms. Embrey passed …
Fumi Hayashi Interview (ddr-manz-1-70)
vh Fumi Hayashi Interview (ddr-manz-1-70)
Nisei female. Born January 24, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area, where parents ran a flower business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, held various jobs, including working for the camouflage net factory. Eventually returned to California.
Henry Nakano Interview (ddr-manz-1-58)
vh Henry Nakano Interview (ddr-manz-1-58)
Nisei male. Born May 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a grocery store and then a small farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language School.
Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-5)
vh Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-5)
Nisei male. Born 1925, and during childhood lived in various places in the Midwest, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Was a high school student when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and after camp returned to Los Angeles.
Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
vh Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to finish high school in Chicago, Illinois, and attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drafted into the military. Eventually returned to …
Annie Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-77)
vh Annie Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-77)
Nisei female. Born January 17, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. Given up for adoption after birth, and placed in the Shonien orphange in Los Angeles. After World War II broke out, removed to the Children's Village in Manzanar. Left camp to live with a foster mother in Los Angeles, eventually becoming a registered nurse.
Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview I (ddr-manz-1-51)
vh Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview I (ddr-manz-1-51)
Nisei female. Born December 9, 1924, in Stockton, California. Grew up Sacramento and Boyle Heights, California. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and worked for the War Relocation Authority, providing assistance to returning Japanese Americans seeking …
Roy Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-59)
vh Roy Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-59)
Nisei male. Born January 15, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Prior to World War II, father was a community leader who helped to establish the first judo dojo in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Following the war, served in the military during the Korean War, and eventually returned …
Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview II (ddr-manz-1-52)
vh Mary Suzuki Ichino Interview II (ddr-manz-1-52)
Nisei female. Born December 9, 1924, in Stockton, California. Grew up Sacramento and Boyle Heights, California. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and worked for the War Relocation Authority, providing assistance to returning Japanese Americans seeking …
George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
vh George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1923, in Burbank, California. Grew up in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and worked for a time in Denver, Colorado, before eventually returning to the Los Angeles area to farm.
Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
vh Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration camp, California, early in order to help with the construction of the camp. After leaving camp, relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served overseas. Eventually …
Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
vh Sumiko Yamauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-135)
Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to …
Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
vh Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1917, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked for a reservoir maintenance crew in camp. Left camp for Reno, Nevada, finding work as an aviation mechanic. Later returned to Los Angeles, establishing a business as an auto mechanic.
John Young Interview (ddr-manz-1-171)
vh John Young Interview (ddr-manz-1-171)
Chinese American male. Born May 22, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father was an herbalist. In 1942, married a Japanese American woman and voluntarily joined her and her family in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, drafted into the military and served in Europe.
Letter to Anne Margrave from Marian Norton (ddr-densho-342-25)
doc Letter to Anne Margrave from Marian Norton (ddr-densho-342-25)
Letter from Marian Norton, Los Angeles Librarian, to Anne Margrave, Librarian of the Inyo County Free Library of Independence, California, regarding donation of books to Manzanar.
Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
vh Sumiko Sakai Kozawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-121)
Nisei female. Born January 10, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and worked in the camp's medical laboratory. After leaving camp, returned to Los Feliz and reestablished the flower shop.
Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
vh Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Finished high school at Manzanar, and left camp to attend Drake college in Des Moines, Iowa. Drafted into the military and served as a medic …
Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
vh Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
White male. Born August 28, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Lost father at an early age and moved to Los Angeles, California. While in Los Angeles, began to study judo. Was part of a group in 1943 that visited Manzanar and competed in a judo tournament. Served in the navy during World War II and eventually returned …
Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
vh Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.
Ayako Nishi Fujimoto - Kyoko Nishi Tanaka - Nancy Nishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-43)
vh Ayako Nishi Fujimoto - Kyoko Nishi Tanaka - Nancy Nishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-43)
Nisei females. Ayako Nishi Fujimoto born January 28, 1930, Kyoko Nishi Tanaka born February 26, 1927, and Nancy Nishi born June 25, 1936. Grew up near Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a nursery business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, all three sisters were removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Following the war, returned …
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