Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 34

Early life; description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-184-1) - 00:02:26
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-184-2) - 00:04:05
Father's family background in Japan: sinking ship results in loss of family business (ddr-densho-1000-184-3) - 00:06:50
Uncles' immigration stories: experiences working in U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-184-4) - 00:06:46
Mother's family background: getting married through a matchmaker (ddr-densho-1000-184-5) - 00:07:34
Father's drugstore as a community gathering place (ddr-densho-1000-184-6) - 00:02:48
Father's business: receiving produce from farmers as payment for goods (ddr-densho-1000-184-7) - 00:04:52
Going to Japan as a child with mother and older brother (ddr-densho-1000-184-8) - 00:05:06
Memories of Japan: getting in trouble for playing with fire (ddr-densho-1000-184-9) - 00:03:14
Returning to Tacoma, Washington, after living in Japan: attending school (ddr-densho-1000-184-10) - 00:04:56
Captain of high school wrestling team (ddr-densho-1000-184-11) - 00:05:02
Ethnic interactions in high school (ddr-densho-1000-184-12) - 00:04:15
Meeting an influential high school friend and becoming editor of the high school newspaper (ddr-densho-1000-184-13) - 00:05:11
Growing up in Tacoma, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-184-14) - 00:05:54
Description of father: proficiency in English, role in religious community (ddr-densho-1000-184-15) - 00:05:15
Community activities in Tacoma, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-184-16) - 00:02:24
Working in an Alaskan salmon cannery (ddr-densho-1000-184-17) - 00:04:14
Decision to go to college influenced by high school friend (ddr-densho-1000-184-18) - 00:03:50
"Batching" at the University of Washington: living off campus and commuting (ddr-densho-1000-184-19) - 00:03:10
Working for community newspaper, the Japanese American Courier (ddr-densho-1000-184-20) - 00:05:30
Becoming sports editor of the Japanese American Courier (ddr-densho-1000-184-21) - 00:04:04
Living with friends off-campus while attending college (ddr-densho-1000-184-22) - 00:03:46
Memories of the University of Washington: discrimination in ROTC, sports teams (ddr-densho-1000-184-23) - 00:07:58
Deciding to change majors from journalism to political science (ddr-densho-1000-184-24) - 00:03:19
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-184-25) - 00:07:55
Attending a Japanese Society dinner upon graduation from the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-184-26) - 00:06:39
Discussion of community newspapers before World War II (ddr-densho-1000-184-27) - 00:04:02
Losing dual citizenship because of wishes of father (ddr-densho-1000-184-28) - 00:05:08
(ddr-densho-1000-184-29) - 00:02:22
Driving back to Tacoma upon hearing of Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-184-30) - 00:06:28
Work with the Japanese American Courier after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-184-31) - 00:07:22
Assisting Jimmy Sakamoto, editor of the Japanese American Courier (ddr-densho-1000-184-32) - 00:05:11
Description of Jimmy Sakamoto; his interaction with mainstream newspaper editors following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-184-33) - 00:06:23
Hearing about mass removal: "we just didn't believe that evacuation would actually happen" (ddr-densho-1000-184-34) - 00:06:22
Fiance travels to Tacoma, fearful that families would be sent to different concentration camps (ddr-densho-1000-184-35) - 00:06:24
Getting married to avoid separation during mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-184-36) - 00:03:51
Preparing for mass removal: disposing of belongings (ddr-densho-1000-184-37) - 00:05:15
Memories of leaving home with father on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-184-38) - 00:04:22
"Evacuation Day": boarding the train (ddr-densho-1000-184-39) - 00:06:26
Traveling to assembly center: confusion upon finding out final destination was in California (ddr-densho-1000-184-40) - 00:05:19
Impressions of Pinedale Assembly Center; working for the newspaper, the Pinedale Logger (ddr-densho-1000-184-41) - 00:05:15
Writing for camp paper, the Pinedale Logger (ddr-densho-1000-184-42) - 00:06:28
Dealing with difficult living conditions in Pinedale: no privacy, incredible heat, shared facilities (ddr-densho-1000-184-43) - 00:09:35
Moving to Tule Lake, working as editor of the Tulean Dispatch (ddr-densho-1000-184-44) - 00:07:35
Printing information about the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in the camp newspaper (ddr-densho-1000-184-45) - 00:04:43
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-184-46) - 00:04:53
Witnessing conflicts between factions at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-184-47) - 00:06:05
Discussion of Jimmy Sakamoto's role in camp (ddr-densho-1000-184-48) - 00:09:10
Being recruited for the OSS, Office of Strategic Services (ddr-densho-1000-184-49) - 00:06:39
Making the decision to join the OSS (ddr-densho-1000-184-50) - 00:04:57
Wife has to make a difficult health decision while in concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-184-51) - 00:09:09
Deciding to move to Minidoka: a frantic time (ddr-densho-1000-184-52) - 00:07:29
An uncomfortable journey by train to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-184-53) - 00:05:35
Wife's reunification with family in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-184-54) - 00:03:15
Working as a community analyst in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-184-55) - 00:04:14
Becoming editor-in-chief of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-1000-184-56) - 00:07:07
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Hearing about mass removal: "we just didn't believe that evacuation would actually happen"

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January 26 & 27, 2006

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Hideo Hoshide

Hideo Hoshide Interview I

05:04:07 — 56 segments

January 26 & 27, 2006

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The Japanese American Courier. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed along with wife to Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Had a daughter in Tule Lake, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Recruited to work for the U.S. Army's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was drafted, and trained in India. After the end of the war, was sent to Hiroshima, Japan, to conduct a U.S. government survey studying the effects of the atomic bomb on Japanese citizens. Returned to Seattle in 1946 and was the associate editor for another community newspaper, The Northwest Times. Worked for the Boeing Company postwar while raising a family. Was a founding member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, working on the group's newsletter for thirty years. Mr. Hoshide passed away in March of 2013.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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