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William Marutani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-44)
vh William Marutani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-44)
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 …

Narrator Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura

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 …
Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-5)
vh Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-5)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the …

Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz concentration …

Narrator Richard E. Yamashiro

Nisei male. Born February 13, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Hollywood, California, and was living there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and the family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, then designated as a …

Narrator Jim M. Tanimoto

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 …

Narrator Sumi Uyeda

Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Penryn.

Narrator Yaeko Nakano

Yaeko Nakano was born August 1922 in Japan and lived there until she was about 1 1/2 years old. She considers herself a Nisei because she was raised and educated in the U.S. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington. She was incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. At Tule Lake …

Narrator Michiko Wada

Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Watts, California, where parents ran a grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles.

Narrator Sumie Suguro Akizuki

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.

Narrator Mika Hiuga

Nisei female. Born in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents owned and operated orchards. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a short time in Salt Lake City after leaving camp, then …

Narrator Satsuki Ina

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 …

Narrator Sumiko M. Yamamoto

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 …

Narrator Tommy T. Kushi

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.

Narrator Sachi Hiromoto

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.

Narrator Lois Yuki

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.

Narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka

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 …

Narrator Toshiko Sakata

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.

Narrator Heidi Sakazaki

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.

Narrator Frank Shinichiro Tanabe

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 …

Narrator Betty Tanakatsubo

Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.
Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
vh Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. …

Narrator Emi Yamamoto

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.

Narrator Gary Yamagiwa

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.

Narrator Roy Doi

Nisei male. Born March 26, 1933, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where father was a migrant farm laborer. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after the war.
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