Sumiko Yamauchi Interview Segment 8

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-135-1) -
Parents settle in the San Fernando Valley, California (ddr-manz-1-135-2) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-135-3) -
Moving to Los Angeles and helping with family's flower shop (ddr-manz-1-135-4) -
Growing up among non-Japanese American families (ddr-manz-1-135-5) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and feeling isolated the next day at school (ddr-manz-1-135-6) -
Preparing for mass removal: parents sell the flower shop (ddr-manz-1-135-7) -
Leaving home and taking the bus to camp (ddr-manz-1-135-8) -
First day and night in camp (ddr-manz-1-135-9) -
Crafts made by parents in camp (ddr-manz-1-135-10) -
Description of living quarters in camp (ddr-manz-1-135-11) -
Sending letters written on toilet paper (ddr-manz-1-135-12) -
Food in camp: trying to eat at other mess halls (ddr-manz-1-135-13) -
Memorable teachers in camp (ddr-manz-1-135-14) -
Social life in camp: dances, friends (ddr-manz-1-135-15) -
Getting in trouble for leaving camp to go on a hike (ddr-manz-1-135-16) -
Thoughts on the so-called Manzanar riot (ddr-manz-1-135-17) -
Family's discussion of the draft and the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-135-18) -
Physical layout of Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-135-19) -
Feelings upon leaving camp (ddr-manz-1-135-20) -
Interacting with people of different ethnicities at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-135-21) -
Housing and labor segregation at Seabrook Farms (ddr-manz-1-135-22) -
Leaving Seabrook Farms to attend school in Philadelphia (ddr-manz-1-135-23) -
Returning to the West Coast (ddr-manz-1-135-24) -
Mother's postwar life (ddr-manz-1-135-25) -
Receiving redress and apology letter (ddr-manz-1-135-26) -
Sharing wartime experiences with family (ddr-manz-1-135-27) -
Description of parents' prewar florist business (ddr-manz-1-135-28) -
Unfinished state of barracks in camp (ddr-manz-1-135-29) -
Memories of living on the East Coast (ddr-manz-1-135-30) -
Attending camp high school reunions (ddr-manz-1-135-31) -
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Leaving home and taking the bus to camp

00:04:42 — Segment 8 of 31

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July 23, 2013

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Sumiko Yamauchi

Sumiko Yamauchi Interview

03:25:42 — 31 segments

July 23, 2013

Chula Vista, California

Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to California.

Whitney Peterson, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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