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Henry Miyatake’s Suitcase

Henry Miyatake

December 30, 2020 - 1:40 pm

In 1941, Henry Miyatake befriended a Jewish boy who had fled Poland with his family.  They went to the same middle school during WWII.  This is a story about their relationship, before Miyatake and his family were incarcerated by the US government.   Tom Ikeda, Densho Project Co-Founder interviewed Miyatake and recounts the story.

Later, Henry Miyatake became an aerospace engineer and an early pioneer in the redress movement.  He passed away in 2014.