On February 28, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center hosted a program in Portland. Our curator, Morgen Young, presented a history of the Nyssa, Oregon farm labor camp, which in July 1942 became known as “the camp without a fence,” thanks to an article in the Pacific Citizen. She was joined on stage by seven Nisei who lived at the Nyssa camp. They shared their experiences at the camp as well as their memories from the war.
In the following clip, Alice Sumida recalls her impressions of the Uchiyama family, while they worked together in sugar beet fields. Sitting beside her is Mathias Uchiyama.