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Richard Onishi Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-2)
vh Richard Onishi Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-2)
Nisei male. Born October 15, 1931, in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. Moved to San Jose, California, from Hawaii in 1936. Grew up in San Jose's Japantown before the onset of World War II. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned with family to San Jose, after the war, and helped …
Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
vh Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
Nisei-Sansei female. Born December 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in a Quaker-run hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where parents ran a cleaners business. (This material is based …
Sumiko Higashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-521)
vh Sumiko Higashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-521)
Sansei female. Born August 5, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, the family was sent to the Santa Anita assembly center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Los Angeles, where father was a gardener and mother worked in LA's fashion district in garment factories. Graduated from UCLA …
Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
vh Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents owned a flower shop. During World War II removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for several years before returning to Los …
Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
Nisei females, sisters. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, before World War II. During the war, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could be reunited with father. The sisters had several brothers who served in the U.S. …
Yuriko Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-408)
vh Yuriko Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-408)
Nisei female. Born February 19, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. When mother passed away before the war, went to live with family friends while father went to Japan. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Detroit, …
Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in …
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers her childhood in Hollister, California, her family background; moving to Los Angeles, California in 1920 …
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
vh Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …

Narrator Donald Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born March 14, 1930, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
vh Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including …
Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
vh Michiko Frances Chikahisa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-347)
Nisei female. Born January 9, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father ran a successful produce business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles and attended college, eventually earning a master's degree in …
Yuriko Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-353)
vh Yuriko Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-353)
Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Long Beach, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. Along with husband, William Hohri, was instrumental in the redress movement, including the establishment of …
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 …
Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could …
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
vh Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-392)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1932, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to New Orleans, Louisiana. Remained in New Orleans for thirteen years, finishing school and establishing a career …

Narrator Nobu Shimokochi

Nisei male. Born November 13, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp eventually returned to California.
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age …
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1002-6)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1002-6)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the age …
Letter from Lester Suzuki to Brother [Wendell L.] Miller, May 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-3)
doc Letter from Lester Suzuki to Brother [Wendell L.] Miller, May 4, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-3)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and describing early days there, including lack of regular work and schooling schedules and of appropriate food for children; scouts and boys' clubs being in development; religious services on Sundays attracting nearly 2000 people; and the need to wait for community facilities such as laundry and …
Oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto (ddr-csujad-53-1)
av Oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto (ddr-csujad-53-1)
An oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto, daughters of Frank and Hisa Ishii. Frank Ishii was the first president of the Japanese American Citizens League in Long Beach. The family was first "evacuated"; from Long Beach to Santa Anita race track assembly center, then incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. …
John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
vh John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1918, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Jose, California, where father ran a farm. Was an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League and helped to run the San Jose office after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly …
Mo Nishida Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-380)
vh Mo Nishida Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-380)
Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the …
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