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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 …
Takae Tanino Walts Interview (ddr-densho-1000-508)
vh Takae Tanino Walts Interview (ddr-densho-1000-508)
Nisei female. Born August 4, 1930, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle, Washington, and eventually established a career as a flight attendant.
Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
doc Testimony of Susumu Sato (ddr-densho-67-157)
Written testimony of Susumu Sato of Olympia, Washington. Incarcerated in 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 "Evacuation Impact and Redress." Personal information excised by Densho.
Clarice Osterud Hargiss Collection (ddr-densho-186)
Collection Clarice Osterud Hargiss Collection (ddr-densho-186)
This collection consists of letters written to Clarice Osterud Hargiss, a student at the University of Washington during World War II. The letters were written by two Nisei friends, one in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and the other at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Homer Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-491)
vh Homer Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-491)
Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to …
Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
Collection Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
The Ishikawa Hayes collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes, who was interviewed by Densho in 2004. Many of the photographs depict life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
vh Peggy Tanemura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-85)
Ni-ten-gosei (half Nisei, half Sansei) female. Born June 3, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Tule Lake segregation center, California. Returned to Seattle after the war and stayed temporarily at the Seattle Japanese Language School.
Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-426)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
vh Clara S. Hattori Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-427)
Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …
Katayama Collection (ddr-densho-154)
Collection Katayama Collection (ddr-densho-154)
The Katayama collection contains photographs from the Katayama family. The photos include portraits taken in Japan in the early 20th century, as well as photographs depicting life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II.
Jim M. Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-270)
vh Jim M. Tanimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-270)
Nisei male. Born June 3, 1923, in Marysville, California. Grew up in Marysville, California, eventually moving to Gridley, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was removed with most other young men in Tule …
Klimek Collection (ddr-densho-11)
Collection Klimek Collection (ddr-densho-11)
The Klimek collection, 1998, documents the pilgrimage to the site of the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Photographs depict participants viewing barracks, old foundations from the camp, and Castle Rock and attending a memorial service at Linkville cemetery in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
May Ohmura Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-454)
vh May Ohmura Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-454)
Nisei female. Born May 13, 1922, in Chico, California. Grew up in Chico, where parents ran a produce store. Was in college when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and was removed with her family to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend school in Syracuse, New York, and become a public health nurse. Later …
Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
vh Edith Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-101)
Nisei female. Born August 29, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Burlington, Washington. Was just starting college when incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp early because of illness and married a Nisei GI, Harvey Watanabe. Lived in Midwest for duration of war and resettled in Seattle, Washington following the war.
Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
vh Misa Taketa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-436)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
vh Sarah Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-81)
Sansei female. (Mother and father born in Hawaii.) Born February 1925 in Peru. Spent prewar childhood in Peru and Hawaii. Father picked up by the FBI and detained after bombing of Pearl Harbor. Was incarcerated at Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Renounced citizenship in order to stay with parents, and was …
Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
doc Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
Mae Iseri was originally from Thomas, Washington, where her parents ran a small store and berry farm. After being held at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California, Mae was detained at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where she worked as a physical education teacher. This was her first paycheck, which she never cashed.
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, …
Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-1-7)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-1-7)
Research study's focus on protest within Tule Lake concentration camp, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1002-7-35)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1002-7-35)
Thoughts on poor condition of Tule Lake concentration camp, California

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, …

Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
doc Testimony of John Kanda (ddr-densho-67-365)
Written testimony of John Masayoshi Kanda of Auburn, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Impact on Japanese American Veterans." Personal information excised by Densho.
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …
Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
vh Grace Hata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-10)
Nisei female. Born December 5, 1930, in Gardena, California. Grew up in Gardena where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested and taken away by the FBI. During mass removal, family was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and reunited with father. Following the Leave Clearance questionnaire in 1943, …
Nakano Collection (ddr-densho-177)
Collection Nakano Collection (ddr-densho-177)
The Nakano collection consists of several photographs belonging to Densho narrator James Nakano. Originally born in Hawaii, Mr. Nakano was removed to the mainland U.S. during World War II. The photographs in this collection were taken at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
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