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Narrator Henry Fukuhara

Nisei male. Born April 25, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California prior to World War II. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during the war. Left Manzanar in 1943 and lived in various locations, eventually settling in New York and California. Mr. Fukuhara was a prominent artist.

Narrator Ann Sugimoto

Nisei female. Born September 22, 1916, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Venice, California. Married before World War II, and removed during the war to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Had a child in camp. After leaving Manzanar, lived in Ohio for a number of years before returning to California.
Kato Okazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1001-18)
vh Kato Okazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1001-18)
Nisei male. Born 1923, and grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Drafted into the military during the war and served in Europe and France with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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Sadayoshi Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-37)
vh Sadayoshi Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-37)
Nisei male. Born October 5, 1922, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Was drafted into the military and served with the Military Intelligence Service.

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Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
vh Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Moved from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington, at age five. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Volunteered for the military and served in Europe. After the war, eventually returned to Bainbridge Island and reestablished family's farm.

(This material is based upon work …

Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
vh Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
Nisei male. Born 1924. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military, and served as replacement for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

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Narrator Ko Nishimura

Nisei male. Grew up the Pasadena, California, area, where parents worked in a family-owned nursery. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Reedley, California, for a short time before being removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. At Manzanar, father worked for the government's guayule project. After leaving camp, returned to California and became …

Narrator Kenji Suematsu

Nisei male. Born April 29, 1934, in Brawley, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father was arrested by the FBI and mother had a nervous breakdown. Kenji and his sister were sent to stay at the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles. During mass removal, taken to Manzanar with other orphans and placed in the Manzanar …

Narrator Martha Shoaf

White female. Born June 28, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Fourth grade teacher at Manzanar concentration camp, California.

Narrator Shirley Nagatomi Okabe

Nisei female. Born February 7, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father was a prominent Buddhist minister. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California. Father was instrumental in the planning and building of the cemetery …

Narrator Fumino Tsuchiya-Knox

Sansei female. Born February 20, 1945, at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, her father, an Issei, was a curator at the Harding Museum in Chicago. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, her parents decided to volunteer to go early to Manzanar to help set up the camp. After leaving Manzanar, the family …

Narrator Phyllis Fechner

White female. Born July 8, 1930, in Fullerton, California. Grew up in Bishop, California. Remembers vising the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II.

Narrator George Kiyo Wakatsuki

Nisei male. Born December 10, 1931, in Guadalupe, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where father was a fisherman. Family moved to Terminal Island, California, just before World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Served in the navy during the Korean War. The family's wartime experiences were chronicled in …

Narrator Mary Kageyama Nomura

Nisei female. Born September 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Lost both parents at an early age, and was raised by older siblings as part of a large family. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in music from childhood, became known as the "Songbird of Manzanar," performing in camp. After …
Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
vh Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

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Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
vh Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
Nisei male. Born May 20, 1913, in Hiroshima, Japan, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eleven. Lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Moses Lake, Washington, for a time before …
Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
vh Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1929, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, along with many other Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island. After leaving camp, moved to Seattle, Washington, eventually establish …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 22 (November 30, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-47)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 22 (November 30, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-47)
Selected article titles: "Civil rights policies articulated" (p. 1), "Liberals weary of rights battle, psychologist says" (p. 1), "Depicted slaying: Student insists humor not racist" (p. 1), "Men and women learn to work together" (p. 1), "Reward offered in kidnapping case" (p. 2), "Film raises $10,000 in So. California" (p. 3), "Florida delegation: elected representatives reveal …

Narrator Taira Fukushima

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 …
Paul Bannai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-150)
vh Paul Bannai Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-150)
Nisei male. Born July 4, 1920 in Delta, Colorado. Grew up in small mining and farming towns in Colorado, Utah and Arizona, until his family moved to Boyle Heights in the Los Angeles, California area. After graduating from high school, he tested discrimination and employment practices and eventually succeeded in obtaining a job at a bank. …
Paul Bannai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-128)
vh Paul Bannai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-128)
Nisei male. Born July 4, 1920 in Delta, Colorado. Grew up in small mining and farming towns in Colorado, Utah and Arizona, until his family moved to Boyle Heights in the Los Angeles, California area. After graduating from high school, he tested discrimination and employment practices and eventually succeeded in obtaining a job at a bank. …
Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 11 (ddr-densho-121-16)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 11 (ddr-densho-121-16)
Selected article titles: "California Nisei Awarded Medal of Honor. Nation's Highest Honor Given Japanese American Who Gave Life to Save Comrades in Italy" (p. 1), "Youth to Die in Gas Chamber for Murder of Nisei Veteran" (p. 1), "New Evacuation Faces Residents in L.A. Area" (p. 1), "California Seeks Confiscation of Farm Property" (p. 1), "Tule …
Aiko Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-8)
vh Aiko Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1002-8)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation …
Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-289)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-16)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-16)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for the Commission on Wartime …
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