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Taken: Oregonians Arrested after Pearl Harbor


Who was "taken?"

Each person arrested and taken from Oregon has a unique story. The stories told here have been selected from a few individuals to show the variety of backgrounds that might have made them targets for arrest, and the impact their imprisonment had on their lives and families.

Sources cited:

Lorraine K. Bannai, "Taking the Stand: The Lessons of Three Men Who Took the Japanese American Internment to Court," 4 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 1 (2005)

John W. Dower, War without Mercy (1985)

Tetsuden Kashima, Judgment without Trial (2003)

Yasutaro Soga, Life behind Barbed Wire (2008)

Interview with Dr. Amy N. Stannard conducted by Paul F. Clark on November 30, 1978, for the California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program, Japanese American Project

Based on this original

Oregon Inmates held at Santa Fe, NM (name key)
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Name chart for the photo showing Oregon inmates held at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Circa 1943. ONLC 1751, Yasui Family Collection. More »

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