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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 …
Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
vh Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of …
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration …

Narrator Janice Mirikitani

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 …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 9 (March 8, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 9 (March 8, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-10)
Selected article titles: "Report Twelve Thousand Nisei in Japan Have Applied for Repatriation to United States" (p. 1), "California Supreme Court Hears Stockton Theatre Case On Issei Business Rights" (p. 1), "Tule Lake Test Cases Moved To New Court" (p. 1), "Bill Seeks Repeal Of California School Segregation" (p. 1), "Nisei, Negro Groups Learning to Live, …
Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
vh Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking …
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 …
Susumu Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-29)
vh Susumu Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-29)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1919, in Stockton, California. Emeritus professor of anatomy at Harvard Medical School. During World War II, was second lieutenant, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. In his interview, he discusses his memories of serving in the 442nd and some of the more psychological aspects of combat.

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Terakawa Collection (ddr-densho-357)
Collection Terakawa Collection (ddr-densho-357)
The Terakawa Collection consists of four photograph albums created by Hanako Terakawa. Hanako's parents, Tadaichi and Yoni Yoshioka, immigrated from Japan and settled in Hayward, California in the early 1900's. In Hayward, they started a family and had five children. They owned a nursery and maintained several greenhouses built around 1913. The earliest photograph album primarily …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 16 (April 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-16)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 16 (April 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-16)
Selected article titles: "Return of Nisei Stranded In Japan During War May be Permitted Under New Plans" (p. 1), "Seek Test on California Alien Fishing Ban" (p. 1), "Men of 442nd March Through Italian City They Liberated" (p. 1), "Youth, Charged with Murder Of Wounded 442nd Veteran, Goes on Trial in Stockton" (p. 2), "WRA Acts …
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-6)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-6)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Arrival at Assembly center at 12:45 pm. This assembly center has been open for one week. This group was evacuated from their homes in the Lodi district (grape area) this morning. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they get off the bus. They are then directed …
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