Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview Segment 19

Father's role in forming the Yamato Colony (ddr-densho-1000-275-1) - 00:07:08
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-275-2) - 00:02:30
Parents' early years in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-275-3) - 00:03:36
Losing father at an early age (ddr-densho-1000-275-4) - 00:05:03
Taking responsibility for the family as a young boy (ddr-densho-1000-275-5) - 00:04:44
Community activities at the Yamato Colony (ddr-densho-1000-275-6) - 00:06:16
Remembering a few hostile incidents as a child (ddr-densho-1000-275-7) - 00:02:05
Growing up quickly after loss of father (ddr-densho-1000-275-8) - 00:03:54
Struggling with Japanese American identity in school: "My days, we're ashamed" (ddr-densho-1000-275-9) - 00:03:19
Doing difficult farm work at the age of twelve (ddr-densho-1000-275-10) - 00:02:44
Moving to San Francisco, having amenities like electricity (ddr-densho-1000-275-11) - 00:07:41
Memories of the Great Depression (ddr-densho-1000-275-12) - 00:04:23
Willingness to interact with people outside the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-275-13) - 00:08:19
Choosing to go to college despite bleak job prospects (ddr-densho-1000-275-14) - 00:06:41
The work of the YMCA following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-275-15) - 00:04:01
Activities of community organizations after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-275-16) - 00:03:22
Attending a meeting of the Japanese American Citizens League: "we took the policy of cooperation" (ddr-densho-1000-275-17) - 00:07:29
Thoughts on Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-1000-275-18) - 00:06:03
Preparing for mass removal, selling items at huge losses (ddr-densho-1000-275-19) - 00:03:14
Organizing a YMCA program for the kids in camp (ddr-densho-1000-275-20) - 00:05:28
Class disparities are flattened out in camp (ddr-densho-1000-275-21) - 00:03:52
Organizing in camp: self-government, recreational activities (ddr-densho-1000-275-22) - 00:03:24
Participating in Dorothy Thomas' research for <i>The Spoilage</i> (ddr-densho-1000-275-23) - 00:05:50
Volunteering to help set up Topaz, greeted by a former YMCA colleague (ddr-densho-1000-275-24) - 00:04:32
A lucrative job in camp (ddr-densho-1000-275-25) - 00:04:45
Leaving camp to attend college (ddr-densho-1000-275-26) - 00:06:50
Meeting an influential role model (ddr-densho-1000-275-27) - 00:09:13
Speaking to fellow students about camp experiences (ddr-densho-1000-275-28) - 00:02:03
Struggling to find a job in New York, deciding to attend Yale Divinity School (ddr-densho-1000-275-29) - 00:06:15
Beginning career with the YMCA in Hawaii before returning to San Francisco (ddr-densho-1000-275-30) - 00:07:23
Interacting with different ethnic groups (ddr-densho-1000-275-31) - 00:03:34
Controversy surrounding the sale of a YWCA building (ddr-densho-1000-275-32) - 00:06:42
Taking on huge responsibilities at the YMCA (ddr-densho-1000-275-33) - 00:05:40
Circumstances surrounding firing (ddr-densho-1000-275-34) - 00:05:13
Setting up a successful mini-bike program at the YMCA (ddr-densho-1000-275-35) - 00:10:10
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Preparing for mass removal, selling items at huge losses

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February 25, 2010

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Fred Y. Hoshiyama

Fred Y. Hoshiyama Interview

03:03:26 — 35 segments

February 25, 2010

Culver City, California

Nisei male. Born December 7, 1914, in Livingston, California, where parents helped to establish a farming community called the Yamato Colony. Lost father at a young age, and moved to San Francisco, California, before World War II, and attended Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in camp, worked to organize YMCA programs for Japanese American youths. Left camp early to attend Springfield College in Massachusetts. Began a lifelong career with the YMCA, notably developing NYPUM (National Youth Program Using Mini-Bikes), a program aimed at engaging high-risk youth in productive activities.

(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.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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