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    Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese…

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    Frank Yamasaki Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Frank Yamasaki talked about his life. He was in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. The family business was lost when his family was interned at the Minidoka…

    536 views
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    Susumu Ito Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Susumu Ito served during World War II as a second lieutenant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the famed all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He recalled his…

    482 views
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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary Norman Mineta was interviewed about congressional efforts to seek redress for Japanese Americans, such as his family who were forced from their homes by the federal…

    474 views
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    George Sakato Oral History Interview, Part 1

    George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His gallantry on a French battlefield earned him the…

    356 views
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    Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

    Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in…

    334 views
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    Lucius Horiuchi Oral History Interview, Number 1

    Lucius Horiuchi was interviewed. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and was relocated to Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. After the war…

    331 views
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    Roy Ebihara Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Roy Ebihara talked about his life, his family being detained during World War II, and the repercussions for their lives. He was a child when his family was run out of Clovis, New…

    291 views
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    George Sakato Oral History Interview, Part 2

    George T. “Joe” Sakato served with the famed Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. His gallantry on a French battlefield earned him the…

    289 views
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    Frank Yamasaki Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Frank Yamasaki talked about his life and being detained at the Minidoka incarceration camp during World War II. He was in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the…

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    Helen Harano Christ Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Helen Harano Christ, a retired school teacher, was interviewed. During World War II she was taken from her home in Berkeley, California, to the Tanforan Assembly Center before being…

    267 views
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    Helen Manning Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Helen Manning talked about her life and teaching high school at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. She recalled her experiences as a Caucasian teaching…

    246 views
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    Susumu Ito Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Susumu Ito served during World War II as a second lieutenant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the famed all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team even as his family was…

    236 views
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    Maynard Horiuchi Oral History Interview

    Maynard Horiuchi was interviewed. Her husband Lucius Horiuchi grew up in Seattle, Washington, and was relocated to Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War…

    225 views
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    Grace Sugita Hawley Oral History Inteview, Part 1

    Grace Sugita Hawley talked about being detained during World War II. She was 10 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She and her family…

    205 views
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    Lucius Horiuchi Oral History Interview, Number 2

    Lucius Horiuchi was interviewed. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and was relocated to Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. After the war…

    164 views
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    Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Oral History Interview

    Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who was forcibly relocated during World War II, talked about her post-war involvement as an activist with Asian Americans for Action. She also worked for redress…

    162 views
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    Roy Ebihara Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Roy Ebihara talked about his life, his family being detained during World War II, and the repercussions for their lives. He was a child when his family was run out of Clovis, New…

    158 views
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    Ehren Watada Oral History Interview

    Ehren Watada talked about his life and military career. In June 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq. Lieutenant Watada…

    155 views
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    William Marutani Oral History Interview

    William Marutani, a retired Philadelphia judge, was the only Japanese American named to serve on the federal Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. In 1983, the…

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