Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview Segment 19

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-274-1) -
Born in Japan, coming to the U.S. at three months old (ddr-densho-1000-274-2) -
Memories of growing up during the Depression era (ddr-densho-1000-274-3) -
Description of Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-274-4) -
Playing games as a youth (ddr-densho-1000-274-5) -
Japanese-run business on Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-274-6) -
Collecting mackerel livers as a kid to make money (ddr-densho-1000-274-7) -
Attending movies as a child (ddr-densho-1000-274-8) -
Brother remains in Japan and serves in Japan's army (ddr-densho-1000-274-9) -
Visiting Little Tokyo in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-274-10) -
Becoming a juvenile delinquent (ddr-densho-1000-274-11) -
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-274-12) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-274-13) -
Nicknames of friends (ddr-densho-1000-274-14) -
Ethnic makeup of schools (ddr-densho-1000-274-15) -
Being arrested after the bombing of Pearl Harbor along with Issei (ddr-densho-1000-274-16) -
Acting as an interpreter for Issei in immigration center (ddr-densho-1000-274-17) -
The train ride to Bismarck: rumors about being sent to death (ddr-densho-1000-274-18) -
First impressions of Bismarck (ddr-densho-1000-274-19) -
Receiving a hearing while in Bismarck (ddr-densho-1000-274-20) -
Sports and recreational activities at Bismarck (ddr-densho-1000-274-21) -
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Interacting with German prisoners of war (ddr-densho-1000-274-23) -
Released from Bismarck and transferred to the Santa Anita assembly center, California (ddr-densho-1000-274-24) -
Rejoining family in Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-274-25) -
Description of Rohwer: swamp and snakes (ddr-densho-1000-274-26) -
Obtaining leave clearance and leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-274-27) -
Living and working in Cleveland (ddr-densho-1000-274-28) -
Traveling around the country and finding work (ddr-densho-1000-274-29) -
Being harassed by a military veteran in Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-274-30) -
Visiting Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-274-31) -
Family's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-274-32) -
Volunteering for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-274-33) -
Serving in the military (ddr-densho-1000-274-34) -
Working in Costa Rica (ddr-densho-1000-274-35) -
Testifying at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearing (ddr-densho-1000-274-36) -
An incident with suspected FBI agents (ddr-densho-1000-274-37) -
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Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-274-39) -
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First impressions of Bismarck

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.

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February 24, 2010

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Charles Oihe Hamasaki

Charles Oihe Hamasaki Interview

03:11:03 — 39 segments

February 24, 2010

Culver City, California

Nisei male. Born October 7, 1922, in Japan, while parents were visiting family. Came to the U.S. at three months old, and grew up in Terminal Island, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, picked up along with Issei father and taken to Fort Lincoln (Bismarck), North Dakota. Transferred from Fort Lincoln to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, worked in various places around the country before joining the Military Intelligence Service. Eventually returned to California.

(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.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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