Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I Segment 5

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Daily activities in camp: lessons, USO, community store

Eiichi Edward Sakauye shot footage of the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, from 1943-1945, on 8 mm film. This interview is of Mr. Sakauye providing voice-over descriptions for his original footage.

00:06:34 — Segment 5 of 23

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May 14, 2005

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Eiichi Edward Sakauye

Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I

01:38:43 — 23 segments

May 14, 2005

San Jose, California

Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and also obtained permission to shoot home movie footage from within the incarceration camp itself. After World War II, returned to San Jose and resumed farming. Served on the Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission for eighteen years, and was involved with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose.

(Eiichi Edward Sakauye shot footage of the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, from 1943-1945, on 8 mm film. This interview is of Mr. Sakauye providing voice-over descriptions for his original footage.)

Wendy Hanamura, interviewer; Eiichi Edward Sakauye, videographer

Japanese American Film Preservation Project Collection

Courtesy of the Japanese American Film Preservation Project

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