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Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 1, side 2) (ddr-ajah-6-292)
av Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 1, side 2) (ddr-ajah-6-292)
Tak Yatabe grew flowers in Redwood City, California, before World War II. He was incarcerated in the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After the war, he settled in Berkeley, California.
Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 3, side 1) (ddr-ajah-6-295)
av Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 3, side 1) (ddr-ajah-6-295)
Tak Yatabe grew flowers in Redwood City, California, before World War II. He was incarcerated in the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After the war, he settled in Berkeley, California.
Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 2, side 1) (ddr-ajah-6-293)
av Interview with Tak Yatabe (tape 2, side 1) (ddr-ajah-6-293)
Tak Yatabe grew flowers in Redwood City, California, before World War II. He was incarcerated in the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After the war, he settled in Berkeley, California.
Midori Suzuki - Sanzui A. Takaha Interview (ddr-manz-1-173)
vh Midori Suzuki - Sanzui A. Takaha Interview (ddr-manz-1-173)
This interview was conducted with Midori Suzuki and Sanzui A. Takaha, siblings who grew up in Half Moon Bay, California. During World War II, they were removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.
Shigeki Sugiyama Interview (ddr-manz-1-96)
vh Shigeki Sugiyama Interview (ddr-manz-1-96)
Nisei male. Born December 19, 1927, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, worked at the camouflage net factory and in the camp's hospital. Transferred with family to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, was drafted into the U.S. military …
Topaz Times Collection (ddr-densho-142)
Collection Topaz Times Collection (ddr-densho-142)
This collection consists of the Topaz Times, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.
Shigeki Sugiyama (ddr-ajah-8-7)
av Shigeki Sugiyama (ddr-ajah-8-7)
Shigeki Sugiyama grew up in Alameda, California. During World War II, he and his family were removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Shigeki left Topaz for Ann Arbor Michigan, to attend school. In 1946, he was drafted and attended Officer Candidate School, then served overseas for twenty …
Co-op News (Topaz) Collection (ddr-densho-288)
Collection Co-op News (Topaz) Collection (ddr-densho-288)
Collection of newspapers published by the co-op at the Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp, Utah. The newspapers discuss co-op administration and concerns, as well as everyday life.
Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-154)
vh Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview (ddr-manz-1-154)
Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived and attended school in Nebraska for a few years before returning to Loomis. …
Taketora Jim Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-50)
vh Taketora Jim Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-50)
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 …
Ted Nagata Interview (ddr-densho-1013-3)
vh Ted Nagata Interview (ddr-densho-1013-3)
Sansei male. Born October 5, 1935, in Santa Monica, California. Raised in Berkeley, California, where father worked as a salesman. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Mother had difficult time in camp. Family was one of the last to leave Topaz. Resettled in Salt Lake City and, with sister, sent to …
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
av Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara (ddr-ajah-8-2)
Tomiyo Hashimoto Yoshiwara grew up in Alameda, California, where her father had a shoe repair shop and her mother did domestic work. During World War II, was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Returned to Alameda after the war.
Jun Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-326)
vh Jun Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-326)
Nisei female. Born September 2, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in the Japantown area of San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a time in Weiser, Idaho, running a farm. Eventually returned to California.
Michiko Hara Kawaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-115)
vh Michiko Hara Kawaguchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-115)
Nisei female. Born September 30, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco where father ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived in Indiana and attended college. Eventually returned to California.
Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

(This material is based upon …

Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

(This material is based upon …

Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1009-1-21)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1009-1-21)
Transferring to Topaz concentration camp, Utah

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 of the Interior.

Jo Takata Interview (ddr-ajah-1-6)
vh Jo Takata Interview (ddr-ajah-1-6)
Sansei female. Born January 16, 1944, at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, the family returned to Alameda, California, where they had lived before World War II. Jo grew up in Alameda and became a high school teacher. Involved with the Buena Vista United Methodist Church and numerous other Japanese American community activities in …
Tamiko Honda Interview (ddr-manz-1-94)
vh Tamiko Honda Interview (ddr-manz-1-94)
Nisei female. Born September 14, 1924, in Santa Clara, California. Grew up in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, before World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, resettled for a time in New York before returning to Redwood City.
Isao East Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1014-7)
vh Isao East Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1014-7)
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1921, in Berkeley, California. Family moved frequently as a child, and was living in Oakland, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, eventually settling permanently in the Twin …
Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
Nisei female and Nisei male. Both grew up in California. During World War II, Chizuko was removed to the Santa Anita assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Ernie was removed to the Tanforan assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.

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

Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
vh Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1918, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In Topaz, worked for the War Relocation Authority in the Central Statistics Division. Husband served in the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. Lived in Japan during the …
Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
vh Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually …
Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
vh Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
Sansei male. Born 1934 in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where he developed an early interest in Disney and the art of cartooning. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco. Established a long career working for …
Anna Towata (ddr-ajah-8-10)
av Anna Towata (ddr-ajah-8-10)
Anna Towata was born on November 10, 1916, in Sonoma, California. Her mother was of German descent and her father was born in Japan. During World War II, was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, returned to Alameda and eventually opened a flower shop.
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