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Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …
Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
vh Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
Kibei male. Born December 25, 1930 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where parents ran a hotel. In 1941, traveled to Japan with father to Japan, then could not return to the United States because of impending war. Was living in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Returned to the …
Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
av Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family's experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect and …
Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
doc Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
A book order form. Books published by TecCom Productions include: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Rohwer, Heart Mountain, Assembly Center I (Santa Anita, Pomona, Fresno, Tulare, Pinedale, Salinas), Assembly Center II (Turlock, Tanforan, Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville, Portland, Puyallup). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_004
George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
vh George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
Nisei male. Born 1934 in Guadalupe, California. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area. Served in the U.S. Air Force, and eventually resettled in Minnesota.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the …

Narrator Ed Yoshikawa

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Michigan. Drafted into the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After military discharge, moved to …
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 …
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 …

Narrator Sachi Hiromoto

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.

Narrator Heidi Sakazaki

Nisei female. Born March 28, 1928, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the Sacramento area prewar. During World War II, was removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked in Utah and Los Angeles before eventually returning to Sacramento.
Sam H. Ono Interview (ddr-densho-1003-2)
vh Sam H. Ono Interview (ddr-densho-1003-2)
Nisei male. Born July 10, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Moved frequently as a child after mother passed away. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Graduated from high school in Manzanar. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Iowa. Drafted into the army and served in the medical corps. Eventually returned to …

Narrator Fusako Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born March 29, 1920, in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.

Narrator Roy Doi

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.

Narrator Betty Tanakatsubo

Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.
Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and …

Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised primarily by older brother. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, snuck out of camp to spend time in the surrounding hillside. …

Narrator Shigeo Kihara

Sansei male. Born January 15, 1935, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Florin area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved with family to live and work at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey. Eventually returned to Sacramento.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 30 No. 10 (March 11, 1950) (ddr-pc-22-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 30 No. 10 (March 11, 1950) (ddr-pc-22-10)
Selected article titles: "University of Washington Will Begin Study of Nisei, Issei" (p. 1), "Masaoka Brothers Test Case Will Challenge Legality of California Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "Wartime Loyalty of Hawaii Nisei Hailed as House Vote Favors Statehood Proposal" (p. 1), "Japanese American Evacuees Report Decrease in Racial Bias in Sacramento Valley" (p. 2), "JACL …

Narrator Christie O. Ichikawa

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.

Narrator Robert Coombs

White male. Born May 26, 1918, in Visalia, California. Attended school in Sacramento, California, and then enrolled in the University of Southern California. Involved in the development of the new progressive education theory at Stanford University in the 1930s, and was teaching high school in Sacramento, California when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Worked as a teacher …

Narrator Ayame Tsutakawa

Kibei female. Born 1924 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, renowned artist, …

Narrator Kinge Okauchi

Nisei male. Born May 20, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Menlo Park, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, worked for the recreation department organizing a summer camp for kids. Attended Stanford University after leaving camp, and …

Narrator Taketora Jim Tanaka

Nisei male. Born January 2, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Drafted into the army, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy. Following …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4289 (March 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-2)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4289 (March 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-2)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Loyalty Told as Hawaii Newspaper Calls for Statehood"; "Tule Lake Trio Sentenced"; "AFL Union Suspends Member for Anti-Nisei Talk"; "Nisei Indicted for Desertion From CPS Camp"; "Graves Bearing Enemy Names Desecrated"; "'Real Friendship' from California Man"; "Lost Battalion Thanks Nisei"; "Sacramento Evacuee Killed in Chicago"; "WRA Denies Plan to Unite Enemy Families"; …
Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
img Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Harvey Akio Itano, 21, 1942 graduate from the University of California where he received his Bachelor of Science [in] Chemistry degree. He was chosen by the faculty as University Medalist for 1942 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Mr. Itano went to the Assembly center prior to …
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