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Ramsay Yosuke Mori Interview Segment 2

Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-316-1) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-316-2) -
Description of paternal grandfather: "a real rascal" (ddr-densho-1000-316-3) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-316-4) -
Childhood memories of Japan (ddr-densho-1000-316-5) -
Description of large family home (ddr-densho-1000-316-6) -
Growing up in a privileged family (ddr-densho-1000-316-7) -
Parents receive a phone call from Japan days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-316-8) -
Witnessing planes and smoke during the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-316-9) -
FBI arrest of parents, grandfather and older brother (ddr-densho-1000-316-10) -
Being left behind at age eight when parents were taken by FBI (ddr-densho-1000-316-11) -
Brother's release by FBI after ten days (ddr-densho-1000-316-12) -
Attending school during the war (ddr-densho-1000-316-13) -
Receiving food from community members after parents were taken (ddr-densho-1000-316-14) -
Parents' wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-316-15) -
Visiting parents at the Sand Island internment camp (ddr-densho-1000-316-16) -
Parents' experiences at Crystal City internment camp (ddr-densho-1000-316-17) -
Sister's personal problems after the war (ddr-densho-1000-316-18) -
Adjusting to parents' return to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-316-19) -
Sister's troubled life and suicide (ddr-densho-1000-316-20) -
Reactions to sister's suicide (ddr-densho-1000-316-21) -
Being drafted into the army (ddr-densho-1000-316-22) -
Establishing a career in the airline industry (ddr-densho-1000-316-23) -
Last memories of father before his passing (ddr-densho-1000-316-24) -
Writing memoirs (ddr-densho-1000-316-25) -
Going through father's medical property after his passing (ddr-densho-1000-316-26) -
Difficult relationship with mother (ddr-densho-1000-316-27) -
Thoughts on mother's passing (ddr-densho-1000-316-28) -
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Mother's family background

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 28, 2011

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Ramsay Yosuke Mori

Ramsay Yosuke Mori Interview

03:08:03 — 28 segments

February 28, 2011

Honoulu, Hawaii

Nisei male. Born February 23, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan. Moved with parents to Hawaii at a young age, and grew up in Honolulu, where family held a prominent position in the community. Just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, parents received a phone call from Japan, which was tapped by the FBI. The U.S. government misconstrued the conversation, and on December 7, 1941, they were picked up by the FBI and taken to Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii, and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. Mr. Mori was eight years old at the time, and spent the duration of World War II without his parents. After the war, served in the U.S. military and eventually established a career in the airline industry.

(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; Kelli Nakamura, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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