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Updated: March 2009
Series Title: War & MAGIC: “The Secret Behind the 1942 Relocation of the Ethnic Japanese”
Producer: Mary Victoria Dombrowski
Summary: Documentary interviews on the military necessity for the relocation and internment of the ethnic Japanese during WWII.
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Introduction to InternmentArchives.com

Video introduction to InternmentArchives.com presented by Lee Allen (2008).

Interview with Lee Allen

Episodes #16 & #17: Two-part Interview with Lee Allen, Editor and Publisher of David D. Lowman’s MAGIC.  Mr. Allen discusses the publication of MAGIC, historic revisionism, WWII Japanese espionage and his own childhood experiences as a prisoner of the Japanese at Santo Tomas Interment Camp.

When Tokyo Struck At Kingston

Episode #12: Katie Fortune was a girl of nine when an attempt was made by one of Tokyo’s spies to use her family farm on Puget Sound for covert surveillance of Puget Sound vessel traffic.

Bainbridge Connection

Episode #11: Inside Bainbridge: Jack Klamm on his boyhood association with Japanese-Americans on Bainbridge Island and the changes wrought by the outbreak of war.  Includes footage of the purported sites on Bainbridge of a “language school” and a Japanese consular annex. 

WRA Footage

Episode #3: War Relocation Authority, 1944 government documentary footage of everyday life at relocation centers.

Interview with Jack Klamm (Part 1)

Episode #1: Chief Radioman Jack Klamm speaks about his military service at Station "S" on Bainbridge Island, the importance of MAGIC to the conduct of WWII, and the heroism of relocated Japanese Americans.

Interview with Jack Klamm (Part 2)

Episode #2: Naval Radioman Jack Klamm takes us inside his “ham shack” for the story his early interest in ham radio and the head start it gave him for military code operations.  Also includes Jack’s unequivocal public statement to the Bainbridge Island School Board of September 9, 2004 regarding their “internment” curriculum.

Interview with Keith Robar (Part 1)

Episode #4: Keith Robar, author of “Intelligence, Internment and Relocation” discusses the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, activities of the Tokyo Syndicate on the U.S. West Coast, and the murders of Issei loyal to the U.S. by Japan’s sympathizers in segregation centers.

Interview with Keith Robar (Part 2)

Episode #5: Keith Robar continues his interview with comments on the Hirabayashi hearings and the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, including the ground-breaking testimony of David D. Lowman.

Interview with Keith Robar (Part 3)

Episode #6: Keith Robar, in the concluding section of his interview, discuss events in Hawaii following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, including the Niihau incident and the imposition of martial law.

Interview with Bill Kubick (Part 1)

Episode #7: WWII Veteran Bill Kubick relates the story of his personal witness of two episodes of subversion in pre-war California prior to his WWII military service in the Pacific Theater.

Interview with Bill Kubick (Part 2)

Episode #8: Bill Kubick continues his interview with a discussion of his professional association with Lillian Baker, Shonin Yamashita, and David D. Lowman, including the fateful events leading up to the publication of MAGIC.

Interview with Howard Garber (Part 1)

Episode #9: Dr. Howard Garber, who lost family members in the Holocaust, discusses the misuse of the term “concentration” camp and his association with Lillian Baker in AFHA (Americans For Historical Accuracy).

Interview with Howard Garber (Part 2)

Episode #10: Dr. Howard Garber on how the U.S. government got it wrong in passing the 1988 “Civil Rights Act,” and his efforts with Lillian Baker and Bill Kubick to head off the movement to legislate a politically-correct version of history.

Bainbridge Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

Episodes #13 & #14: March 30, 2006 Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Bainbridge Island WWII Nikkei Internment and Exclusion Memorial:  Special-interest group uses public funds to construct national monument to politically-correct version of WWII history. Speakers at dedication Ceremony March 30, 2006 side-by-side with excerpts from the historical record.

From Dutch Harbor to Midway

Episode #15: From Dutch Harbor to Midway: An interview with Radioman Vince Wolf about the Japanese attack on his weather station at Dutch Harbor in 1942. Radioman Jack Klamm provides historical background about MAGIC code breaking and the simultaneous attack on Midway Island.

My Life as a Jarhead

Ralph Walker-Willis, winner of the Ernie Pyle award for his book "My Life as a Jarhead" gives first-person accounts of the battle of Iwo Jima, shipboard reactions to the dropping of the atomic bombs, and the Allied occupation of Japan. Willis also gives insight into the formation, with Lillian Baker, of "Americans for Historical Accuracy," the organization dedicated to the preservation of the true history of the war in the Pacific and Japanese spy activities in the U.S. homeland.

Jack Klamm -- The Final Conversation, Part 1

Five weeks prior to his death in January 2008, Jack Klamm granted 'War & MAGIC' one final interview. Jack spoke with retired Navy Commander Robert Dashiell about Jack's entry into the US Navy, his service stateside and in Alaska, code operations at Fort Ward, and his participation in the relocation of the Japanese. Jack also hints at the possibility of a submerged Jap sub sunk off Bainbridge Island and discusses the hardships his family and other civilians endured during WWII.

Jack Klamm -- The Final Conversation, Part 2

Jack Klamm -- The Final Conversation, Part 3

Bainbridge Memorial Park Service Meetings

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial National Park Service Meeting, May 17, 2005, City of Bainbridge Island

POW James Merrill McGrath

"POW James Merrill McGrath." Jonathan Smith, a native of Kitsap County Washington and a historical researcher, discovered a WWII POW journal in a box of books headed for the dump. Smith shares the naval officer's story: from surrender to the Japanese, Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell and hellships.

Program One:  Surviving The War

At the start of WWII, the Philippines were an America protectorate.  Japanese forces attacked on December 8, 1942 and subsequently invaded.  The subjects of this film reflect on this turbulent history in their native Philippines. Mrs. Almirol, a college student in Manila at the outset of the Japanese invasion, has a clear memory of events as they unfolded and changed daily life. Ed Soriano was one of hundred of thousands of Filipino youngsters whose childhoods were scarred by the Japanese occupation. Eric Anchetta visited family members in the Philippines and captured on film examples of the poverty which continues to plague the islands. One wonders how much of the lack of hope among today’s generation of Filipinos is a result of the brutalities of WWII. 

Program Two:  Thriving in a New Land

Travelling the back roads of Bainbridge Island, Washington, one see many traces of the Filipino pioneers who settled and farmed here in the early part of the last century.  But is that all there is?  History?  Gatherings at the Bainbridge Island Filipino-American Hall join that history with present-day fun and the transmission of the culture to a new generation.   Since 1989, Rudy Rimando has been president of the Filipino-American Community.  The arrival of the American forces in the Philippines changed Rimando’s life and gave him direction for the future.  In a parallel development, by the mid 1900s a sizeable Filipino-American community existed on Bainbridge Island.  Teddy Balagot, the daughter of a Filipino farmer and a Native American mother, begins her story with the emigration of her father from the Philippines.

Program Three:  The Bayanihan Spirit

From their earliest days on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Filipino-Americans were inspired by their Bayanihan spirit to welcome individuals of all sorts into their festivities and their community, and even into their families.  On the occasion of an International Dinner at Saint Cecilia Church on Bainbridge Island, a number of individuals, enveloped in the warmth of the Bayanihan spirit, shared their thoughts about their lives on Bainbridge.  Daniel Luzzo speaks about being an American in Japan.  Naomi Luzzo’s experience is one shared by others – the gulf between the new immigrant and those of similar ancestry who over generations have become Americanized. Thuy Nguyen and her family fled South Vietnam after the pullout of US forces.  Finally, Sister of Providence Anna Nguyen shares her impressions of American children and speaks of the origin of her vocation to serve the poor.

   

Produced, filmed, and edited by Mary Victoria Dombrowski in DVD format. Contact: Sparta_one@msn.com for more information on how to obtain a boxed set of ten programs of the purchaser’s choice. Copyright © 2007 Mary Dombrowski.

Reviews:

Mary Dombrowski has made a major historical contribution in assembling this DVD set. In it the viewer will find information concerning the evacuation of Japanese Americans in WW II never revealed in the politically correct version of the event. Those interviewed have first-hand knowledge of the methods and politics used to distort our history, secure outrageous payments, and dishonor our country and its wartime leaders. No one viewing this work will ever think of evacuation in the same way again.

-- Lee Allen, Editor and Publisher of David Lowman’s, MAGIC: The Untold Story

Mary Dombrowski is the brave woman who challenged Bainbridge Island’s biased Japanese internment curriculum.  She has now produced a dozen DVDs that relate to Japanese internment.  I just watched the first episode, an interview with Jack Klamm, a Naval
radioman who was stationed at Fort Ward’s Station “S” during WWII. It was excellent.
 

--Michelle Malkin, Columnist and Author of In Defense of Internment

"War & MAGIC" tells West Coast WWII history as it was. My eyes were opened when a Navy friend rented the home of my childhood friends, the Tanisaki's.  He found stored in their attic short wave radio's,flares,guns and ammo etc.  Such was the truth of the Tanisaki's "loyalties" to the country that accepted them.  Ms. Dombrowski's interviews capture an important episode in American history."

--Ralph Walker Willis, author of My Life As A Jarhead

 

Posted: March 28, 2007
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