Personal recollections

World War II (66)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (97)
Personal recollections (298)

298 items
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1012-2-3)
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Hearing about the bombing of Peal Harbor (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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Chiyoko Yano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1013-9-6)
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Burning Japanese books after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "There was a worry of being targeted"
Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1013-7-11)
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Going to school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: students were unusually serious
Ernest Uno Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1007-7-1)
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Being accused of theft in school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ...

Chester Tanaka Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1007-6-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was just stunned when I heard the news" (audio only)

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Kenji Goto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1007-2-7)
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Rumors in Hawaii after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1010-2-17)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; witnessing FBI's search of home

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George Koshi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1008-1-6)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "What a stupid act on the part of Japan"to Denver

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Harvey Watanabe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1008-5-9)
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Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at Fort Lewis

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1008-4-9)
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Attitude towards attack on Pearl Harbor: a cowardly move

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Kenji Suematsu Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1003-11-3)
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Mother has a nervous breakdown and father is picked up by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Grace Hata Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1003-10-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and coping after father is arrested and removed by the FBI
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1003-1-18)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: needing birth certificate to buy a train ticket

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Frank Emi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-9-1)
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Growing up in Los Angeles and getting married before World War II; reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the ...

Shosuke Sasaki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1002-2-5)
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Thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, memories of anti-Japanese sentiment in the American press

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection ...

Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1002-11-17)
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Publishing a Nisei magazine and working in a flower market when World War II broke out

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1002-4-16)
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Thoughts on the bombing of Pearl Harbor; preparing for mass removal: slaughtering chickens, disposing of belongings

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-1-3)
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Personal as well as community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-10-4)
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Memories of hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: a question over citizenship

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically ...

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-7-4)
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Encountering prejudice after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thoughts on anti-Japanese propaganda

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not ...

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-6-2)
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Facing a hostile reaction in school and community following the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are ...

Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-8-6)
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Experiencing hostility and discrimination in high school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically ...

Aiko Herzig Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-8-3)
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A senior in high school when Pearl Harbor bombing took place: "we were treated with a sort of disdain"

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the ...

Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-5-2)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and attending school the next day: being identified with Japan

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in ...

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