Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 9

An unusual nickname (ddr-densho-1000-298-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-298-2) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-298-3) -
Childhood memories: Japanese movies, Japanese school, community picnics (ddr-densho-1000-298-4) -
Attending a segregated school (ddr-densho-1000-298-5) -
Description of family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-298-6) -
Childhood awareness of segregation (ddr-densho-1000-298-7) -
Age twelve when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-298-8) -
Witnessing the arrest of father by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-298-9) -
The disruption of traditional family life in camp (ddr-densho-1000-298-10) -
Meeting Japanese Americans from different regions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-298-11) -
Reuniting with father (ddr-densho-1000-298-12) -
Turning thirteen on the journey to concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-298-13) -
Thoughts on the reason Japanese Americans didn't protest mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-298-14) -
Getting into mischief in camp (ddr-densho-1000-298-15) -
Exploring the area outside the fences on camping trips (ddr-densho-1000-298-16) -
Visiting Yellowstone on a Boy Scout trip (ddr-densho-1000-298-17) -
Leaving camp: "it was sort of strange and sort of scary to go outside" (ddr-densho-1000-298-18) -
Difficult times after returning to California (ddr-densho-1000-298-19) -
Being "ignored" by non-Japanese Americans upon returning home (ddr-densho-1000-298-20) -
Opening a produce market and then becoming a gardener (ddr-densho-1000-298-21) -
Attending the first Heart Mountain reunion (ddr-densho-1000-298-22) -
Speaking about experiences at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-298-23) -
Helping Estelle Ishigo near the end of her life (ddr-densho-1000-298-24) -
Preserving original Heart Mountain barracks for the Japanese American National Museum (ddr-densho-1000-298-25) -
Becoming a self-taught computer programmer (ddr-densho-1000-298-26) -
Involvement in the Japanese American monument in Washington, D.C. (ddr-densho-1000-298-27) -
Significance of the Heart Mountain reunion and interpretive center (ddr-densho-1000-298-28) -
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Witnessing the arrest of father by the FBI

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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August 31, 2010

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Bacon Sakatani

Bacon Sakatani Interview

02:45:01 — 28 segments

August 31, 2010

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born August 23, 1929, in El Monte, California. Grew up in El Monte, before being removed with family during World War II to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after leaving camp, and opened a produce market and did gardening work. Active with various Japanese American causes such as the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

(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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