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Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
vh Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
Sansei female. Born August 27, 1927, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was …
Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
vh Taylor Tomita Interview (ddr-one-7-61)
Nisei male. Born February 17, 1922, in Odell, Oregon. Grew up in Odell, where parent ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in the military before returning to the Hood River area.

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Susie
vh Susie "Jinx" Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-69)
Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Oregon and remained in Portland.

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Toyoko Okumura Interview (ddr-janm-13-6)
vh Toyoko Okumura Interview (ddr-janm-13-6)
Nisei female. Born October 14, 1916, in Gardena, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. In response to the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to Tule Lake segregation center with family, and expatriated to Japan. Worked in Japan for the U.S. government and …
Hannah Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-493)
vh Hannah Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-493)
Nisei-Sansei female. Born 1938 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the town of Christopher, now part of Auburn, Washington, where parents ran a grocery store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to the Fort Missoula internment camp, Montana. The rest of the family went to the Puyallup Assembly …
Tulean Dispatch Collection (ddr-densho-65)
Collection Tulean Dispatch Collection (ddr-densho-65)
This collection consists of selected issues of the Tulean Dispatch, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Many of the issues are originals, and were donated to Densho by Joe Matsuzawa in 2001. Additional issues of the Tulean Dispatch were provided by the Library of Congress as microfilm scans, and …
Takeharu Inouye Collection (ddr-densho-365)
Collection Takeharu Inouye Collection (ddr-densho-365)
At the age of thirteen, Takeharu Inouye and his immediate family experienced forced relocation to the Sacramento Assembly Center (Walerga), and were subsequently moved to the Tule Lake concentration camp. They remained at Tule Lake for the duration of WWII due to their "disloyal" sentiments. Takeharu recorded his experiences at Tule Lake in three diaries, which …
Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
vh Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
Nisei male. Born April 7, 1924, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Grew up in the Hood River, Oregon, area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during the …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 5 (August 7, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-30)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 5 (August 7, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-30)
Selected article titles: "California Chinese Americans Ask Fair Play for U.S. Nisei" (p. 1), "Leupp Not Prison Or Concentration Camp, Says Best" (p. 1), "Plan Exchange of U.S., Japan Nationals Soon. Repatriation Ship Will Take 1500 Persons To Porguguese India" (p. 1), "Evacuee Property Problems Considered by Dillon Myer During Los Angeles Visit" (p. 2), "Evacuees …
Tetsujiro
vh Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-263)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne …
George Nakano Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-359)
vh George Nakano Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-359)
Sansei male. Born November 24, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, as a result of parents' answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After leaving camp, returned to California, attended school, and …
George Nakano Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-361)
vh George Nakano Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-361)
Sansei male. Born November 24, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, as a result of parents' answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After leaving camp, returned to California, attended school, and …
James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
vh James A. Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-245)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, and was nine years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Father was arrested by the FBI, and family went to the concentration camp at Jerome, Arkansas, to reunite with him. Transferred to Tule Lake, California, following the so-called "loyalty questionnaire." After the war, …
Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
vh Frank S. Fujii Interview (ddr-densho-1000-8)
Nisei male. Born January 14, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Jackson Street neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resettled in Seattle. Former teacher and varsity basketball coach at Seattle's Franklin High School and administrator at Seattle Central Community College.

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Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview (ddr-one-7-65)
vh Mary Haruka Nakamura Interview (ddr-one-7-65)
Nisei female. Born March 21, 1924, in O'Brien, Washington. Grew up in the Auburn/Kent area of Washington, where parents ran a farm and then a grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, settled in Ontario, Oregon.

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William Marutani Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-14)
vh William Marutani Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-14)
Nisei male. Born March 31, 1923, in Kent, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp to attend college in South Dakota, was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the Military Intelligence Service during the postwar occupation of Japan. After …
Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. He rejoined the family at the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the family was …
Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
vh Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-338)
Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp, …
Teresa Maebori Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-20)
vh Teresa Maebori Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-20)
Sansei female. Born February 13, 1945, in Caldwell, Idaho. During World War II, parents were incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved to Auburn, Washington, where father's family had a pottery business and mother was a dressmaker. Teresa grew up in Auburn and graduated from the University of Washington. Served in …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …
Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
vh Chizuko Norton Interview (ddr-densho-1000-73)
Nisei female. Born July 3, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Japan; Bellevue, Washington; and Kirkland, Washington. Incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Seattle after the war, obtained master's degree from the University of Washington in the field of social work. Founded Seattle's first alternative school …
Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
vh Tokio Hirotaka - Toshio Ito - Joe Matsuzawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-23)
Mr. Hirotaka was born in 1910, Mr. Matsuzawa was born in 1913, and Mr. Ito in 1922. All three are Nisei males, born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. They and their families were incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Prior to the war, their families were part of a …
Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
vh Homer Yasui Interview I (ddr-one-7-26)
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 …
George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
vh George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.

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Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II (ddr-one-7-27)
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 …
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