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Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Walter Imahara thinks that future generations can learn from the internment of Japanese-Americans. There is a lot of...
Lily Sawada was 14 years old and in high school when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The school was very...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Wanda Damberg and her fellow internees witnessed three young men from their group attempt an escape [Annotator’s Note:...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Norman Mineta and his family were transferred to the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming [...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
They [Annotator's Note: Walter Imahara and many of the other Japanese-Americans held at the Fresno Assembly Center]...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...
Walter Imahara was born in February 1937 in Florin, California, a farming community just outside of Sacramento. His...
Wanda Damberg was left behind when most of the camp was moved to Los Baños internment camp [Annotator’s Note: this...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
Walter Imahara was into sports and attended the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He learned that some of the politicians...
During another incident experienced by Elmo Espree in a Bombay restaurant, a British, an American and a South African...
Walter Imahara's father cried when he got an apology for what had happened to him. [Annotator's Note: Imahara gets...
When they [Annotator's Note: Walter Imahara and many of the other Japanese-Americans interned at the Jerome War...
Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His parents...
Grant H. Ichikawa was born in April 1919. His father had come to the United States from Japan. People from Japan were...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Grant Ichikawa was first taken to an assembly center located on a horse racing track near Turlock, California. His...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotators Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Sakato mentions there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion and with the...
One thing that gave the prisoners hope was when the American planes would fly over and drop pamphlets telling them that...

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