Kimiko Nakashima Interview Segment 20

Origins of name (ddr-manz-1-116-1) - 00:03:23
Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-116-2) - 00:06:20
Helping on parents' farm (ddr-manz-1-116-3) - 00:05:48
Attending a segregated grammar school and Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-116-4) - 00:05:24
Playing sports before the war (ddr-manz-1-116-5) - 00:02:49
Growing Japanese vegetables on family's farm (ddr-manz-1-116-6) - 00:05:53
Prewar social activities (ddr-manz-1-116-7) - 00:04:27
Attending high school (ddr-manz-1-116-8) - 00:07:39
Working for the Department of Motor Vehicles (ddr-manz-1-116-9) - 00:04:15
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-116-10) - 00:04:57
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-116-11) - 00:07:25
Helping to register people for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-116-12) - 00:04:11
Memories of the train ride to the Fresno Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-116-13) - 00:03:15
Working as a stenographer in Fresno (ddr-manz-1-116-14) - 00:04:16
Watching as neighbors take strawberry crop (ddr-manz-1-116-15) - 00:04:53
Brother visits camp while serving in the military (ddr-manz-1-116-16) - 00:05:05
Getting a job as a stenographer in Jerome (ddr-manz-1-116-17) - 00:03:39
Sister's passing in camp (ddr-manz-1-116-18) - 00:08:36
Remembering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-116-19) - 00:07:53
Jerome closes early (ddr-manz-1-116-20) - 00:03:10
Transferring to Amache for a brief period before going to Idaho on work leave (ddr-manz-1-116-21) - 00:03:19
Getting married and moving to Utah (ddr-manz-1-116-22) - 00:05:47
Having a funeral for sister in Utah (ddr-manz-1-116-23) - 00:04:56
Receiving help from grandfather's longtime employer (ddr-manz-1-116-24) - 00:01:42
Leaving Utah and returning home to Florin (ddr-manz-1-116-25) - 00:07:06
Returning to job at the Department of Motor Vehicles (ddr-manz-1-116-26) - 00:03:17
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-116-27) - 00:04:58
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Jerome closes early

00:03:10 — Segment 20 of 27

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April 3, 2011

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Kimiko Nakashima

Kimiko Nakashima Interview

02:14:23 — 27 segments

April 3, 2011

Sacramento, California

Nisei female. Born November 27, 1919, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived and worked for a time in Utah before eventually returning to Fresno. Ms. Nakashima passed away November 13, 2012.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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