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James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
vh James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview (ddr-manz-1-142)
This interview is with three siblings, James T. Johnston, William R. Johnston, and Dorothy J. Whitlock. James was born in 1939, William in 1936, and Dorothy in 1934, all three in Arkansas. During World War II, the Johnstons' father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and the whole family lived in Rohwer.
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-9)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-9)
Remembering the train ride to Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, helping to set up the camp

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Rohwer Outpost Collection (ddr-densho-143)
Collection Rohwer Outpost Collection (ddr-densho-143)
This collection consists of the Rohwer Outpost, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.
Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
vh Doris Nitta Interview (ddr-manz-1-108)
Nisei female. Born December 28, 1929, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
vh Miyoko Uzaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-156)
Nisei female. Born January 15, 1920, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Fresno area where parents farmed grapes. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Fresno.
Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-277-12)
vh Rose Matsui Ochi Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-277-12)
Returning to the site of the former Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas

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 ...

June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
vh June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, ...
Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
vh Yooichi Wakamiya Interview (ddr-manz-1-87)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1933, in Hawthorne, California. Grew up in Hawthorne where parents ran a flower growing business. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family for a time in a trailer camp in Los Angeles, ...
Marshall M. Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-332)
vh Marshall M. Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-332)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Drafted into the military and served in the Military Intelligence Service. Eventually returned to California.

Narrator James T. Johnston

White male, born 1939 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and James, along with his two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.

Narrator William R. Johnston

White male, born 1936 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and William, along with his two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.

Narrator Dorothy J. Whitlock

White female, born 1934 in Arkansas. During World War II, father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and Dorothy, along with her two siblings and parents, lived at Rohwer.
Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
Collection Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
The Kuroishi Family Collection features photographs and documents from the family of Iwao Kuroishi, an Issei who was the proprietor of the Chop Suey House restaurant in Los Angeles, California, prior to World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and documents relating to the family's resettlement to Omaha, Nebraska, after ...
June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Interview (ddr-densho-1000-453)
vh June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Interview (ddr-densho-1000-453)
Nisei female. Born October 17, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, and was involved at an early age with traditional Japanese dancing and stage performance. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, family resettled in Denver, ...
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the ...
Marian Shingu Sata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-262)
vh Marian Shingu Sata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-262)
Nisei female. Born August 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where father was a prominent community leader and principal of the Japanese language school. During World War II, removed with family to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp along with a group of Japanese American ...
Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
Sansei female. Born April 4, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento before moving to Boyle Heights, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, attended school in Chicago before returning to Los Angeles. Established a career in nursing and teaching. ...
Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
vh Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
Sansei female. Born February 1941, in Stockton, California. As an infant, she was incarcerated with her family at the Rohwer, Arkansas, concentration camp during World War II. After leaving camp, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Petaluma, California, where she endured an unstable home life and years of abuse. During the 1960s and '70s, she ...
Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
vh Takeshi Nakayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-369)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived with family in the Burbank trailer camp before returning to Los Angeles. Established a ...

Narrator Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi

Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, ...
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