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George Joji Tenpo Interview (ddr-densho-400-22)
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George Tenpo was born on May 28, 1923, in Compton, California. His parents were Hyoichi and Shizue Tenpo. His father was a farmer in Harbor City and his mother was a housewife. During World War II, George and his family were sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After the …
Jack Takeshi Omatsu Interview (ddr-densho-400-18)
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Jack Takeshi Omatsu was born on March 8, 1929, in Torrance, California. He was raised in Torrance where his parents farmed and grew flowers. Omatsu worked on the family farm and attended local schools until his family moved to Utah to avoid imprisonment during World War II. After the war the family restarted the flower growing …
Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-456)
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Nisei female. Born January 31, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California. At a young age, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, with family. After leaving camp, returned to family's farm in Lawndale, California. Father passed away early, leaving her mother to run the farm. Hatsuko Mary became a teacher, establishing an education career in Torrance, …

Narrator Tak Yamashita

Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

Narrator Iku Kiriyama

Sansei female. Born November 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed as a small child to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California with family, where parents established a nursery business in Torrance, California. Graduated from the University of Southern California, and worked as a teacher. Integral in …
George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
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George Sakaye Nakano was born on November 24, 1935, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. George's parents were Kibei, born in Hawaii, then educated in Japan before returning to the U.S. Nakano grew up in Los Angeles until he was six years old. When WWII started, the Nakano family was incarcerated in the …
Alice Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-400-23)
av Alice Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-400-23)
Alice Uyeda was born on February 19, 1920, in Baldwin Park, California. Alice was the youngest of three children to Buhei and Sawaye Ito. Her father was a truck farmer in Baldwin Park. On December 7, 1941, when World War II broke out, Alice was working in Glendale, California. She and her family went to Utah …

Narrator Hatsuko Mary Higuchi

Nisei female. Born January 31, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California. At a young age, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, with family. After leaving camp, returned to family's farm in Lawndale, California. Father passed away early, leaving her mother to run the farm. Hatsuko Mary became a teacher, establishing an education career in Torrance, …
Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
vh Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

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Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-252-6)
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Realization that Japanese Americans were singled out for incarceration because of race
Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-252-9)
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Leaving camp and living in a hostel until parents could reestablish business
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