Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1003-8-1) -
Father's immigration to the United States as a child (ddr-densho-1003-8-2) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1003-8-3) -
Description of maternal grandfather (ddr-densho-1003-8-4) -
Mother's early life in Japan and Colorado (ddr-densho-1003-8-5) -
Maternal grandfather's establishment of a Christian church (ddr-densho-1003-8-6) -
Growing up with extended family in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1003-8-7) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1003-8-8) -
Recounting grandfather's arrest by the FBI (ddr-densho-1003-8-9) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1003-8-10) -
Memories of the train trip to Manzanar (ddr-densho-1003-8-11) -
Childhood memories (ddr-densho-1003-8-12) -
Inventiveness of family members (ddr-densho-1003-8-13) -
Meeting Ralph Lazo (ddr-densho-1003-8-14) -
Making items in camp (ddr-densho-1003-8-15) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1003-8-16) -
Job in camp: fingerprinting for the police department (ddr-densho-1003-8-17) -
Memories of the Manzanar Riot (ddr-densho-1003-8-18) -
Leaving camp for Colorado (ddr-densho-1003-8-19) -
Returning to California and giving talks about wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1003-8-20) -
Family's postwar experiences (ddr-densho-1003-8-21) -
Becoming a teacher (ddr-densho-1003-8-22) -
Raising children (ddr-densho-1003-8-23) -
Integrating art into teaching (ddr-densho-1003-8-24) -
Looking back on the camp experience (ddr-densho-1003-8-25) -
Description of artifacts (ddr-densho-1003-8-26) -
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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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January 25, 2012

Friends of Manzanar Collection

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Grace Shinoda Nakamura

Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview

03:16:16 — 26 segments

January 25, 2012

Whittier, California

Nisei female. Born February 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado before returning to California. After the war, became a teacher and an artist.

(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.)

Sharon Yamato, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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Courtesy of Friends of Manzanar

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