The 522: Japanese American Witnesses At Dachau (short World War II documentary)




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Published on May 25, 2012

"The 522: Japanese American Witnesses At Dachau" is the third multimedia-documentary produced by the Go For Broke National Education Center. Utilizing oral histories, archival video, and machinima (video game animation), this 12-minute project recounts the formation of segregated Japanese American combat teams during World War II, with focus on the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and their chance-encounter with survivors of Kaufering IV Hurlach, a subcamp of the main Dachau concentration camp.

Interviewees: Nelson Akagi (522nd Field Artillery Battalion), Stanley Akita (100th Infantry Battalion), Yanina Cywinska (Holocaust Survivor), Solly Ganos (Holocaust Survivor), Susumu Ito (522), Lawrence Mori (522), Eric Nash (Holocaust Survivor), George Oiye (522)

- A Go For Broke National Education Center Production
- Funded by the AT&T Foundation
- Produced by Randall Fujimoto (http://www.shoyu.com) and Lisa Sueki
- Researched and written by Craig Shimizu, Lauren Ino, and Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya
- Animated by Lauren Ino
- Edited by Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya
- Featuring music by Agatsuma, Anubtec (http://www.myspace.com/anubtec), Tyler Bates, Hans Zimmer, and Hoku Zuttermeister (http://www.hokuzuttermeister.com)
- Animations created with The Movies (Lionhead Studios) and The Sims 2 (Electronic Arts)
- Archival footage provided by the National Archives and Records Administration
- Oral histories produced by the Go For Broke National Education Center (http://www.goforbroke.org), the Holocaust Center of Northern California (http://www.hcnc.org), and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute (http://www.college.usc.edu/vhi)

Other Machinima Productions by GFB NEC:
* The Rescue of the Lost Battalion (produced by Reed Nakamura and Joseph Kamiya) - http://youtu.be/UJNPSXirs8E
* MIS: Bridge to a New Japan (produced by Nick Miletic) - http://youtu.be/_PA2Q0kAgWI


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