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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).
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.
Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
vh Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
Nisei female. Born September 13, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1945, family repatriated to Japan. Grew up in Japan, attending school there, before returning with family in the 1950s. Eventually became a teacher and settled in California.
Kazie Good Interview (ddr-densho-1000-429)
vh Kazie Good Interview (ddr-densho-1000-429)
Nisei female. Born May 6, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Due to father's refusal to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" in 1943, the family remained in Tule Lake when it was turned into a segregation center. Subject …
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.
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 …
Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
vh Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
Nisei female. Born March 29, 1920, in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.
Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
vh Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville.
Letter from Harry Gamble to Edwin C. Bearss (ddr-densho-345-75)
doc Letter from Harry Gamble to Edwin C. Bearss (ddr-densho-345-75)
Harry Gamble writes to Edwin Bearss, Chief Historian of the National Park Service, concerning the choice of internment camp to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Gamble believes that Tule Lake concentration camp at Newell, California is the better choice over Manzanar.
Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-65-11)
vh Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-65-11)
Memories of the Tule Lake concentration camp, California

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.

Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when it …
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in …
George Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-73)
vh George Matsumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-73)
Nisei male. Born July 19, 1924, in San Francisco, California. At a young age, family moved to Ocean Park, California, where father ran a concession stand in an amusement park. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, had numerous jobs, including as part of the …
Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
vh Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
Sansei female. Born May 25, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Her parents, both Kibei, grew up in San Francisco, California. During World War II, they were incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. They signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," renounced their U.S. citizenship, and were transferred to Tule Lake when it …
K. Morgan Yamanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-329)
vh K. Morgan Yamanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-329)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to Tule Lake concentration …
Yukiko Miyahara Interview (ddr-manz-1-62)
vh Yukiko Miyahara Interview (ddr-manz-1-62)
Nisei female. Born November 29, 1919, in Venice, California. Married in Venice prior to World War II, and had a child only a few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred with family to the Tule Lake concentration …
Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
vh Kay Shimada Interview (ddr-densho-1010-16)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1924, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in Clarksburg, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Served in the military during the war. Returned to the Sacramento area and reestablished farming business.
Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
Written testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun of Hood River, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
doc Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
Written testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, 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.
Gary Yamagiwa Interview (ddr-chi-1-7)
vh Gary Yamagiwa Interview (ddr-chi-1-7)
Sansei male. Born May 8, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Parents were Nisei, sent to the concentration camps at Poston, Arizona, Manzanar and Tule Lake, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, resettled in Chicago, where Gary was born and raised.
Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California, where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in the Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during …
Jimi Yamaichi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-312)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-312)
Nisei male born in October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during …
Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
vh Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
Nisei male. Born July 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Raised in Raymond, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming; he worked on the staff of both camp newspapers, the Tulean Dispatch and the Heart Mountain Sentinel, respectively. Resettled in Seattle after the war and entered the greenhouse business. He owned …
Testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
doc Testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes (ddr-densho-67-161)
Written testimony of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes. Incarcerated at the Sacramento 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 "Discrimination and Psychological Impact."
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