Short Documentaries

Week 3: KIMITOMO MUROMOTO: A PORTRAIT

Kimitomo Muromoto Sr., an assistant Browning Automatic Rifleman in the 442nd RCT during WWII, shares some of his memories from the years around and during WWII.

Week 4: CURATOR’S CORNER-TOSH TOKUNAGA: AMERICAN HERO

The Nisei Veterans Committee in Seattle, Washington showcases some of the artifacts housed in their museum that were brought back from Europe by Tosh Tokunaga, a decorated Nisei veteran who served in the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions during World War II.

Week 5: NISEI VETERANS COMMITTEE HALL TOUR

Members of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and the NVC Foundation give us a tour of their Hall in Seattle, Washington. They highlight their Medal of Honor room, the Go for Broke room and the NVC Foundation Memorial Wall.

Week 5: A HISTORY OF THE NISEI VETERANS COMMITTEE

Walt Tanimoto, current Commander of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) in Seattle, Washington shares the history of the NVC and how the organization began. 

Week 9: CRYSTAL CITY CAMP STORY: WHAT HAPPENED TO INTERNEES OF WAR IN AN AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMP DURING WORLD WAR II

A memoir written and Illustrated by Sat Ichikawa

When World War II broke out in December 1941, Japanese families and their American-born children were sent to concentration camps in remote areas of the United States. Sat Ichikawa’s father was the Rinban -- or head minister -- of the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. He was therefore considered a ‘dangerous’ community leader and was picked up by the FBI in March of 1942. He was sent to remote prison camps in Montana, Louisiana and New Mexico. The rest of the Ichikawa family was forcibly removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, then to Minidoka Relocation Center in southern Idaho. Sat’s story recalls his teenage memories of the final two years of the war when his family was reunited behind barbed wire at the Crystal City Camp.

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