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"Voluntary evacuation"

Zen Shibayama Interview Segment 4

Family's decision to move inland rather than be removed to camp
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George Koshi Segment 6

The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "What a stupid act on the part of Japan"to Denver

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 4

Family undertakes "voluntary evacuation" to Visalia, California

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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Junkoh Harui Segment 11

An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.
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Frank Konishi Interview Segment 15

Employing Japanese families who had "voluntarily relocated" from the West Coast
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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 23

Working for the War Relocation Authority, helping people move before the mass removal: $50 for train fare to "wherever"

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.
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Sam Araki Interview Segment 5

Hearing that the FBI was after him, Father decides to move the family inland

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s ...


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Issei farmer discussing lease with Chinese businessman

Original caption: Hayward, California. Negi family, operators of a forty-acre leased truck farm, complete arrangements with a Chinese business man who is taking over this farm and equipment at the time of the family's voluntary evacuation to Colorado, prior to Civilian Exclusion Orders.
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George Yano Interview Segment 10

Family organizes a car caravan of families to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado
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Floyd Schmoe Interview I Segment 3

Finding inland universities willing to accept Japanese American students at the beginning of World War II

In this interview Mr. Schmoe refers to Aki Kurose, a former employee, fellow Quaker, peace activist, and long-time friend. At the time of this interview, Ms. Kurose had recently passed away after a long ...


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