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1950 items
Letter to Milton S. Eisenhower, Director WRA from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-270)
doc Letter to Milton S. Eisenhower, Director WRA from Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-270)
Copy of letter with recommendations for establishing and administering relocation camps.
doc "Repairing America" - chapter 18 (ddr-densho-122-248)
Notes from the San Francisco Hearing of the CWRIC, author unknown.
James Omura (ddr-densho-122-680)
img James Omura (ddr-densho-122-680)
Caption: Publisher 1940 Current Life Magazine, San Francisco
Randy Senzaki Interview (ddr-densho-122-18)
vh Randy Senzaki Interview (ddr-densho-122-18)
Sansei male. Was National Director for the Japanese American Citizens League in 1994 and 1995.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …

Caryl Fumiko Okuma (ddr-densho-122-675)
img Caryl Fumiko Okuma (ddr-densho-122-675)
Caption: First Wife, Caryl Fumiko Okuma Sen [sic] Francisco 1940
Jun Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1021-6)
vh Jun Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1021-6)
Jun Dairiki was born in San Francisco in 1934 and was seven years old when the Japanese army attacked Pearl Harbor. Her family was sent to a detention center in Tanforan, then to the camp in Topaz, Utah. Dairiki remembers how her mother told her that, now that she was in camp, she was free of …
Kathy Yamaguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-1)
vh Kathy Yamaguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1021-1)
Kathy Yamaguchi (pseudonym) was born in 1948 as a Sansei daughter of a homemaker and a gardener, who had met in the incarceration camp in Topaz, Utah. Yamaguchi calls her father an "assimilationist" who mostly associated with non-Asians, and she feels that she, too, did not have a lot of Japanese American friends when she was …
Robert
vh Robert "Bob" Bratt Interview (ddr-densho-1020-6)
Born in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. From 1988 to 1992, was Administrator for the Office of Redress Administration as well as Executive Officer for the Civil Rights and Criminal Division. After …
Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
vh Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the …
Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
Sansei female. Born 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Grew up in Gardena, CA, surrounded by a large Japanese American community. Influenced by father's role in community and politics, and mother's emphasis on education. Attended University of California, Santa Barbara where she became increasingly aware of Japanese American history, issues of ethnic identity and racial inequality. Attended …
Gordon Hirabayashi - Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-9)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi - Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-9)
This interview is with Gordon Hirabayashi and his brother Jim Hirabayashi, and focuses on Gordon's World War II experiences. Gordon defied the curfew and removal orders in 1942, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Gordon Hirabayashi's conviction was vacated in 1986.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 …

Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
vh Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
This interview is with a Nisei couple who were married in 1942 and were incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work …

Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
vh Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the …
Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-8)
vh Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-8)
This interview centers on the experiences of Fred Korematsu, a Nisei who challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass removal of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mr. Korematsu lost his initial legal case in 1944, but in the early 1980s, his case was reopened after the discovery of a crucial document …
Jim Hirabayashi - Rick Shiomi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-12)
vh Jim Hirabayashi - Rick Shiomi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-12)
This interview is with Japanese Canadian playwright Rick Shiomi and Jim Hirabayashi, brother of Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied the curfew and removal orders in 1942, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Gordon Hirabayashi's conviction was vacated in 1986.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business …

Roger Daniels Interview (ddr-densho-1012-17)
vh Roger Daniels Interview (ddr-densho-1012-17)
Caucasian male. Born December 1, 1927, in New York City, New York. Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Served as a consultant to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians from 1981 to 1983. Has researched and written numerous books about the Japanese American experience, including Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese …
Sharon Yuen Interview (ddr-densho-1012-18)
vh Sharon Yuen Interview (ddr-densho-1012-18)
Sansei female. Born July 1945 in Seattle, Washington. Daughter of Gordon Hirabayashi.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 …

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