Personal recollections

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

298 items
Tomiye Terasaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-122-8)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was just so shocked" (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. It was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terasaki's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English, ...

Minoru
vh Minoru "Min" Tsubota Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-149-23)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on a military base: separated from unit along with other Japanese Americans
Giro Nakagawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-422-11)
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Being removed from the oyster farm station house after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Shosuke Sasaki Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-78-12)
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Japanese American Citizens League actions following the outbreak of war and anti-Japanese propaganda in the press
Bill Thompson Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-90-12)
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Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, ...

Jimi Yamaichi Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-106-3)
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Events following Pearl Harbor: a Caucasian friend's tearful warning, and opportunistic farmers look to cash in on the mass removal
Ken Yoshida Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-428-6)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, evading curfew

This interview is incomplete. It ends after the first hour of taping, when Mr. Yoshida is describing serving time at the road camp for resisting the draft. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any ...

Kunio Otani Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-75-9)
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor: being asked to be the neighborhood night warden
Kazie Good Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-429-3)
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A jarring experience at school after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Cedrick M. Shimo Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-260-13)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while attending Berkeley

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 ...

Yukio Kawaratani Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-377-9)
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Burning possessions 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 Interior.

Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-74-4)
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The period leading up to the mass removal: losing one's faith in government
Grace Sugita Hawley Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-246-5)
vh Grace Sugita Hawley Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-246-5)
Witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "that's when our lives changed"
Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-117-15)
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"It was just incredible, the feeling that gave us, of hatred," memories of and reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor as a young soldier from the East Coast

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

George Yoshida Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-132-20)
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Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
Rae Takekawa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-89-11)
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Reaction to Pearl Harbor: "I realized ... I was not the same as my friends"
Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-15-12)
Family's response to FBI pick-up; preparing for mass removal
Yosh Nakagawa Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-172-15)
vh Yosh Nakagawa Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-172-15)
Witnessing changes in parents, family business after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-294-13)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-294-13)
Hearing Issei rumors that Japan would win the war quickly

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 ...

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