Kitako Izumizaki Interview Segment 3

Father's family background: immigration to Watsonville, California (ddr-densho-1015-3-1) -
Mother's immigration to the U.S. as a "picture bride" (ddr-densho-1015-3-2) -
Memories of family's truck farm before World War II (ddr-densho-1015-3-3) -
The effects of the Great Depression on family's farm (ddr-densho-1015-3-4) -
Interactions between ethnic groups in prewar Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-3-5) -
Attending grammar school (ddr-densho-1015-3-6) -
Helping on the family's farm (ddr-densho-1015-3-7) -
Memories of Japanese American community picnics (ddr-densho-1015-3-8) -
Deciding to attend college (ddr-densho-1015-3-9) -
The aftermath of Pearl Harbor: Issei parents having to move because of restrictions (ddr-densho-1015-3-10) -
Packing practical items for camp (ddr-densho-1015-3-11) -
Memories of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1015-3-12) -
The train ride to Poston concentration camp: heat causes food to spoil (ddr-densho-1015-3-13) -
Living in Poston Camp 1: interacting with Japanese Americans from Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1015-3-14) -
Working as a nursery school teacher in camp (ddr-densho-1015-3-15) -
Getting married (ddr-densho-1015-3-16) -
Living in El Paso, Texas (ddr-densho-1015-3-17) -
Returning to Poston to have child while husband served overseas in military (ddr-densho-1015-3-18) -
Leaving camp and returning to Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-3-19) -
Encountering discrimination upon returning home to Watsonville (ddr-densho-1015-3-20) -
Parents' and in-laws' work postwar (ddr-densho-1015-3-21) -
Changes in agriculture: the shift from small farmers to large companies (ddr-densho-1015-3-22) -
Description of children (ddr-densho-1015-3-23) -
Thoughts on the future of the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1015-3-24) -
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Memories of family's truck farm before World War II

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July 28, 2008

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection


Kitako Izumizaki

Kitako Izumizaki Interview

01:18:50 — 24 segments

July 28, 2008

Watsonville, California

Nisei female. Born November 21, 1921, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where family operated a truck farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Lived for a time in Texas while husband served in the military before eventually returning to Watsonville.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Watsonville - Santa Cruz JACL Collection