Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 17

Family background (ddr-densho-1009-1-1) - 00:04:35
Housing in the Japanese colony of Clovis (ddr-densho-1009-1-2) - 00:04:17
Celebrating Japanese holidays before the war (ddr-densho-1009-1-3) - 00:04:15
Childhood memories of Clovis, New Mexico (ddr-densho-1009-1-4) - 00:07:52
Deciding to become an optometriest (ddr-densho-1009-1-5) - 00:08:51
Establishing private practice (ddr-densho-1009-1-6) - 00:05:28
Living in Cleveland after the war (ddr-densho-1009-1-7) - 00:09:09
Ongoing humanitarian work (ddr-densho-1009-1-8) - 00:06:46
Reflections (ddr-densho-1009-1-9) - 00:04:19
Description of family home in Clovis, New Mexico (ddr-densho-1009-1-10) - 00:03:38
Nostalgic look back at childhood in Clovis (ddr-densho-1009-1-11) - 00:06:30
Revisiting a significant railyard tunnel from childhood (ddr-densho-1009-1-12) - 00:03:44
Childhood memories of earning pocket money (ddr-densho-1009-1-13) - 00:04:07
Parents' conversion to Christianity before World War II (ddr-densho-1009-1-14) - 00:06:43
Housing at Old Raton Ranch (ddr-densho-1009-1-15) - 00:07:02
Other families at Old Raton Ranch (ddr-densho-1009-1-16) - 00:04:38
The physical landscape at Old Raton Ranch (ddr-densho-1009-1-17) - 00:03:52
Description of living conditions at Old Raton Ranch (ddr-densho-1009-1-18) - 00:03:59
Revisiting the site of Old Raton Ranch (ddr-densho-1009-1-19) - 00:04:57
The hardships of camp for the older generation (ddr-densho-1009-1-20) - 00:04:06
Transferring to Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-densho-1009-1-21) - 00:02:46
Sister's assertiveness about children's education during the war (ddr-densho-1009-1-22) - 00:04:06
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The physical landscape at Old Raton Ranch

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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July 10, 2012

New Mexico JACL Collection

New Mexico JACL Collection

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Roy Ebihara

Roy Ebihara Interview

01:55:40 — 22 segments

July 10, 2012

Rosewell, New Mexico

Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were threatening the Japanese Americans. They were taken to an unused former CCC camp, Old Raton Ranch, where they were held under guard until the end of 1942. Mr. Ebihara and his family were then transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, and then resettled in Cleveland, Ohio. Remained in Ohio and established a successful optometry practice.

(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.)

Andrew Russell, interviewer

New Mexico JACL Collection

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