Mas Okui Interview Segment 1

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1003-13-1) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1003-13-2) -
Moving to Burbank, California, a segregated city (ddr-densho-1003-13-3) -
Attending elementary school and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1003-13-4) -
Participating in judo (ddr-densho-1003-13-5) -
Doing odd jobs as a kid (ddr-densho-1003-13-6) -
Description of prewar meals (ddr-densho-1003-13-7) -
Celebrating holidays (ddr-densho-1003-13-8) -
Memorable teachers (ddr-densho-1003-13-9) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1003-13-10) -
Memories of the day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1003-13-11) -
First impressions of Manzanar (ddr-densho-1003-13-12) -
Description of food in camp (ddr-densho-1003-13-13) -
Coping with the lack of privacy in camp (ddr-densho-1003-13-14) -
Parents' activities in camp (ddr-densho-1003-13-15) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1003-13-16) -
Hearing about the Manzanar riot (ddr-densho-1003-13-17) -
Participating in sports in camp (ddr-densho-1003-13-18) -
Leaving camp to go fishing (ddr-densho-1003-13-19) -
Childhood memories of camp: hunting, movies and holidays (ddr-densho-1003-13-20) -
Leaving camp and living in a trailer camp in Burbank, California (ddr-densho-1003-13-21) -
Drafted into the military (ddr-densho-1003-13-22) -
Getting married, encountering housing discrimination (ddr-densho-1003-13-23) -
Becoming a teacher (ddr-densho-1003-13-24) -
Speaking about wartime experiences to students (ddr-densho-1003-13-25) -
(ddr-densho-1003-13-26) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1003-13-27) -
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Parents' family backgrounds

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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April 25, 2012

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Mas Okui

Mas Okui Interview

03:23:17 — 27 segments

April 25, 2012

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born October 4, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area. Was drafted into the military and served during the Korean War. Became a teacher, and is active in Japanese American community organizations.

(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; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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