Densho Digital Archive
Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection
Title: Harry Ueno Interview
Narrator: Harry Ueno
Interviewer: Emiko Omori
Location: San Mateo, California
Date: February 18, 1994
Densho ID: denshovh-uharry-01-0021

HU: Nine o'clock I hear a bunch of noise outside the door and somebody banging the door. So I went out and I have a nightgown and assistant chief of police there, Williams, he came over and said, "Mr. Ueno, I want you to come down to the police station." They had a half dozen Japanese, two jeeps full, policemen in there. "So, will you change your clothes and come with us?" "Okay." Then I changed my clothes and went to the police station. And I put in the chief of police office, you know, the interrogation office. He asked me where I was, and I told him where I was. And then after a while, the chief of police, Gilke his name is, he went out and then assistant chief of police, William, come and sit with me. And he didn't ask anything, he just talked general inside the camp, like that.

About 12 or 12:30, Gilke come in and put the handcuff on me and then we went outside the police station. I noticed that Kimball, his car was there. Kimball was the driver. And we sittin' behind the back seat and he drove out the camp and heading for north. So I told Gilke, "Will you please... I don't know where you're going to take me, but please notify my family where I'm taken to." Instead of he answer, Kimball turned around and said, "Nobody going to know where we're going to take you, and you will never come back to the camp anymore." That's what he said. So I, I told him, "Maybe you're going to take me to some jail or someplace but someday you're going to get punished the way you treat the Japanese people in the camp. You're going to be a bigger jail than I am," I told him

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