Matsue Watanabe Interview Segment 7

Description of family and childhood (ddr-densho-1001-9-1) -
Hearing news of bombing of Pearl Harbor along with visiting soldiers (ddr-densho-1001-9-2) -
Witnessing FBI's arrest of father, visiting him in the immigration building (ddr-densho-1001-9-3) -
Memories of registering with family for mass removal (ddr-densho-1001-9-4) -
Preparing for mass removal; feeling humiliated in school: "we were placed to look like bad people" (ddr-densho-1001-9-5) -
Packing for camp; wearing best clothing (ddr-densho-1001-9-6) -
Feeling ashamed on day of mass removal: "I didn't want to look at anybody I knew there" (ddr-densho-1001-9-7) -
First memories of camp: poor food, living quarters, no privacy (ddr-densho-1001-9-8) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1001-9-9) -
Working in camp: cleaning the living quarters of the administrative staff (ddr-densho-1001-9-10) -
Older siblings' experiences leaving camp (ddr-densho-1001-9-11) -
Leaving camp to work as a schoolgirl in Chicago (ddr-densho-1001-9-12) -
Thoughts on the so-called "Manzanar Riot"; knowing someone who was killed (ddr-densho-1001-9-13) -
Social activities in camp (ddr-densho-1001-9-14) -
Living and working in Chicago (ddr-densho-1001-9-15) -
Continuing support from family friends (ddr-densho-1001-9-16) -
Returning to prewar farm with family (ddr-densho-1001-9-17) -
The importance of memorials; preservation of Manzanar (ddr-densho-1001-9-18) -
Returning to site of Manzanar incarceration camp many years later (ddr-densho-1001-9-19) -
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Feeling ashamed on day of mass removal: "I didn't want to look at anybody I knew there"

00:06:15 — Segment 7 of 19

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October 7, 2006

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

ddr-densho-1001-9

Matsue Watanabe

Matsue Watanabe Interview

01:27:32 — 19 segments

October 7, 2006

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Left camp to work and attend school in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning with family to Bainbridge Island.

Debra Grindeland, interviewer; Don Sellers, videographer

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

Courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

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