Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-337-1) - 00:03:14
Mother's family background: born in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-337-2) - 00:04:45
Parents' marriage (ddr-densho-1000-337-3) - 00:07:09
Description of family's nursery business (ddr-densho-1000-337-4) - 00:07:37
Childhood memories: Japanese language school, recreational activities (ddr-densho-1000-337-5) - 00:06:24
Taking music lessons (ddr-densho-1000-337-6) - 00:09:35
Attending church (ddr-densho-1000-337-7) - 00:07:47
Memories of kenjinkai picnics (ddr-densho-1000-337-8) - 00:03:12
Going to school with few other Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-337-9) - 00:08:12
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: father's angry reaction (ddr-densho-1000-337-10) - 00:07:14
Coping with restrictions imposed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-337-11) - 00:04:46
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-337-12) - 00:07:46
The day of mass removal and first impressions of Tanforan (ddr-densho-1000-337-13) - 00:07:38
Social activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-337-14) - 00:03:30
Memories of the train ride to camp (ddr-densho-1000-337-15) - 00:06:34
Attending school in camp, participating in the Girls Reserve (ddr-densho-1000-337-16) - 00:06:34
Studying music in camp (ddr-densho-1000-337-17) - 00:04:15
Memories of camp as an adolescent (ddr-densho-1000-337-18) - 00:08:35
Attending camp dances (ddr-densho-1000-337-19) - 00:03:49
Leaving camp and returning home (ddr-densho-1000-337-20) - 00:05:24
Finding a job as a schoolgirl after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-337-21) - 00:04:53
Attending high school and eventually becoming a registered nurse (ddr-densho-1000-337-22) - 00:03:25
Returning to camp sites after the war (ddr-densho-1000-337-23) - 00:02:42
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1000-337-24) - 00:08:08
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Father'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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May 26, 2011

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Kazuko Iwahashi

Kazuko Iwahashi Interview

02:23:08 — 24 segments

May 26, 2011

Emeryville, California

Nisei female. Born December 16, 1929, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Berkeley where parents operated a nursery business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to Berkeley, working as a schoolgirl for a Caucasian woman while attending high school.

(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; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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