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Former camp inmates, Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-10)
img Former camp inmates, Tule Lake pilgrimage (ddr-densho-11-10)
These Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Tule Lake, California. They are at the Linkville cemetery for a service honoring Japanese Americans who died at the camp during World War II. There is a marker at the Linkville cemetery honoring Japanese Americans who died at the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-35-1)
img Memorial plaque (ddr-densho-35-1)
This plaque is part of a monument erected in 1979 by the JACL and California State Department of Parks and Recreation to commemorate the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
doc Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
Written testimony of Frank Niwa of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Tule Lake Center."
Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
vh Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration …
Fred Tadashi Shingu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-292)
vh Fred Tadashi Shingu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-292)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1923, in Yuba City, California. Grew up in Elk Grove, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with family to Florin, California, and was removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. While in Tule Lake, refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and …
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-16)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-16)
Ted Matsushita (left) and Toshio Ito received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets for Orly Garner in Utah. They are doing their laundry.
Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
img Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
In 1979, to commemorate the Tule Lake concentration camp, the Japanese American Citizens League and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation erected this monument, located outside the stockade area.
Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
vh Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
Sansei male. Born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Parents' families lived in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, they were sent to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Both parents resettled in Chicago after the war, where they met and Keith was born.
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

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Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-228)
vh Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-228)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1929, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, returned to Bellevue.
Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
vh Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
vh Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
Nisei male. Born February 1, 1924, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where family operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and settled in Chicago, Illinois.
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. …
Testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani (ddr-densho-67-321)
doc Testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani (ddr-densho-67-321)
Written testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 1981.
Seichi Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-14)
vh Seichi Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-14)
Nisei male. Born 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in a Japanese American farming community in Bellevue, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California, and at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime member and supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-12)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-12)
Nisei female. Born January 25, 1921, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a Bellevue farm, married and had a child before being incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In her interview, she discusses the Japanese American community in Bellevue before and after World War II.
Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
vh Heidi Sakazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1010-15)
Nisei female. Born March 28, 1928, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the Sacramento area prewar. During World War II, was removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked in Utah and Los Angeles before eventually returning to Sacramento.
Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
vh Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1925, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Clarksburg area.
John Tomita Interview (ddr-manz-1-76)
vh John Tomita Interview (ddr-manz-1-76)
Nisei male. Born August 20, 1920, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where father operated a restaurant. Attended college and studied engineering before World War II. During the war, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In camp, worked on the survey crew. Remained in Tule Lake …
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 …
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
Osamu Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-93)
vh Osamu Mori Interview (ddr-manz-1-93)
Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Family answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was …
Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-166)
vh Masako Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-166)
Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco, California, where father was in sales. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After father signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule …
Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
vh Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
Nisei male. Born on August 10, 1919, in Osaka, Japan. Attended college at the University of Washington before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Established Tule Lake's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago. Drafted into the Military Intelligence …
Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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