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Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
Nisei male. Born August 4, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Illinois before returning to California.

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Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

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WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda (left) and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko (right) are preparing supper for their husbands in the kitchen of their large Milwaukee home. The Isodas lived in Los Angeles and came to Milwaukee from the Granada Relocation Center. The Kanekos were from Seattle, and lived at the Hunt Relocation Center before coming to ...
Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 11 (ddr-densho-156-212)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 11 (ddr-densho-156-212)
Article titles: "Marysville Assembly Center Manger Now at Assembly Center Near Portland"; "Japs Made Own Arrest During Northern Hotel Fire"; "Approximately 5000 Japanese Will be Left in Tulare County"; "Loafing is a Crime These Days"; "Variety of Crops in at Newell Center"; "Condemnation Suits Started on Land for Granada Jap Center"; "Seeks Japanese Crop Aid"; "Workmen ...

Narrator Eddie M. Inaba

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1917, in Walnut Grove, California. Parents worked at Canal Ranch, an agricultural community, where they grew produce for Libby, McNeill & Libby. Parents also owned and ran a bar in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After ...
Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
vh Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including ...
Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

(This material is based upon ...

Tulean Dispatch Vol. 5 No. 23 (April 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-203)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 5 No. 23 (April 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-203)
Selected article titles: "Northern Colorado, Denver Reaches Saturation Point" (p. 1), "Disposal Pits to be Dug For Clean-up Day" (p. 1), "Granada Adopts Ordinances" (p. 1), "Largest Group Leaves Project" (p. 1), "No Authority Yet to Freeze Farm Workers: Assurance Given By Choate" (p. 1), "Sunday Papers Now Sold at 29" (p. 1), "An Editorial: Let ...
Digest of Information No. 13 (ddr-densho-156-385)
doc Digest of Information No. 13 (ddr-densho-156-385)
Section titles: "Conference Opens Monday"; "Heart Mountain Center Opens"; "2,319 Seek Repatriation"; "Relocation Projects to be Military Areas"; "Magazine Articles Published"; "Relocation Postoffices Named"; "Name Project Medical Center"; "Railroad Asks 500 Workers"; "Gila Memo Awaits Final Signature"; "Housel to Denver"; "To Analyze Subsistence Costs"; "Japanese File Protest"; "Jobs Offered in Chicago Area"; "Project Medical Guide ...
Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
Nisei females, sisters. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, before World War II. During the war, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could be reunited with father. The sisters had several brothers who served in the U ...
Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the ...

Min Tonai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-354)
vh Min Tonai Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-354)
Nisei male. Born February 6, 1929, in San Pedro, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father ran several successful stores. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp returned to California to attend school. Served in Korea and ...
Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Not all the center residents will return to their former homes. Many have found permanent "relocation" in the sandy soil on which the tar paper barracks were hurriedly erected. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942 ...
Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
img Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Wall charts show residence of every resident. A yellow button (pink pin) in center of any residence shows that a relocation plan has been made and approved. A red button after a name shows individual is out on terminal leave. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were ...
Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 98 (March 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-180)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 98 (March 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-180)
Selected article titles: "Offices Are Set-Up For Group Work" (p. 1), "Clams Are Unsanitary" (p. 1), "Colonist Teachers Study Psychology" (p. 1), "Over 1000 Volunteers in Relocation Camps: 7425 Hawaiian Nisei Swarm Draft Boards" (p. 1), "Bank of America Service is Discontinued Until Apr. 6" (p. 1), "Granada Evacuees Give $1254 To Red Cross Fund" (p ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 14 (October 9, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-39)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 14 (October 9, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-39)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Troops Go Into Action on Italian Front" (p. 1), "Promise Fair Play, Protection For Provo Evacuees Following Attack by Hoodlums on Camp. Three Slightly Injured by Shots Fired by Youthful Terrorists; Five Arrested Face State, Federal Indictments; Town Leaders Call Meeting" (p. 1), "Granada Camp Bars Visitors As Precaution. Action Taken by ...
Weekly Press Review No. 1 (ddr-densho-156-315)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 1 (ddr-densho-156-315)
Original summary: Several developments accounted for a rise in newspaper items about WRA this week. The Senate investigation was, of course, top news event, with the opening of the Chicago employment office and Congressman Leroy Johnson's resolution also of interest. Other important news sources were school construction at Granada, Governor Maw's visit to Central ...
Weekly Press Review No. 2 (ddr-densho-156-316)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 2 (ddr-densho-156-316)
Original summary: Investigation of WRA by Senate Military subcommittee continued as item of chief press interest. Editorial opinion received so far is divided on question of military or civilian control of camps. A movement is under way in California to utilize idle evacuee-owned agricultural equipment. Cancellation of two elementary school contracts at Granada has not stopped ...
Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
vh Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
Nisei male. Born April 11, 1928, in Modesto, California. Grew up in Modesto, where parents ran a laundry business and then a farm. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, finished school in Chicago, Illinois, and served in the National Guard. Remained ...
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
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.

(This material is based ...

Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
vh Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1926, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Walnut Grove. Was drafted and served ...
Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
Nisei female. Born February 20, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Venice, California, where father and uncle ran a carnival concession stand. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. In 1944, was part of a group organized by the Quakers ...
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Center residents arrive by truck from Amache to board the trains for California or other sections of the country in which they have decided to relocate. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first ...
Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Not all the center residents will return to their former homes. Many have found permanent "relocation" in the sandy soil on which the tar paper barracks were hurriedly erected. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942 ...
Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
img Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Granite monument erected in memory of the center residents who died in the War Relocation Camp at Amache, Colorado, was dedicated on Sept. 6, 1945, in an outdoor ceremony at the cemetery. The monument was designed by Reverend Masahiko Wada. Names of 148 persons, including 31 Nisei who ...
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