Japanese American Confinement Sites Interviews (ROHO)

The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) recently published a new group of oral history interviews focused on Japanese American Confinement Sites / World War II American Home Front History Project online. These interviews document the experiences of Japanese American students who attended UC Berkeley before or after being incarcerated during WWII.

ROHO also interviewed two deaf interviewees in American Sign Language, and the collections include donated interviews by the Japanese American Women / Alumnae of UC Berkeley [JAWAUCB], a Cal Band oral history, a life oral history with teacher Janet Daijogo, and related ROHO interviews.

This project grew out of ROHO’s long collaboration with the National Park Service on the broader Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project and was primarily funded by the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program of the National Park Service.