Rose Tanaka Interview Segment 12

Born in San Luis Obispo, California (ddr-manz-1-145-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-145-2) -
Father's arrival in San Francisco (ddr-manz-1-145-3) -
Mother's arrival as a "picture bride" (ddr-manz-1-145-4) -
Description of siblings, oldest brothers raised in Japan (ddr-manz-1-145-5) -
Parents' establishment of a prewar farm (ddr-manz-1-145-6) -
Celebrating holidays (ddr-manz-1-145-7) -
Father's job as a truck farmer (ddr-manz-1-145-8) -
Exposure to different religions as a child (ddr-manz-1-145-9) -
Childhood memories of school, parents (ddr-manz-1-145-10) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, support from a family friend, a retired military officer (ddr-manz-1-145-11) -
Father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-manz-1-145-12) -
Friends with Italian children before the war (ddr-manz-1-145-13) -
Preparing for mass removal without father (ddr-manz-1-145-14) -
Emotions upon seeing Manzanar for the first time (ddr-manz-1-145-15) -
Coping with conditions in Manzanar: "I felt like I went to a foreign country" (ddr-manz-1-145-16) -
"Deplorable" conditions when schools first opened in camp (ddr-manz-1-145-17) -
Memories of the "Manzanar riot" (ddr-manz-1-145-18) -
Jobs in camp (ddr-manz-1-145-19) -
Parents' leisure activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-145-20) -
Difficult conditions in camp: lack of privacy (ddr-manz-1-145-21) -
Memorable teachers in camp (ddr-manz-1-145-22) -
Impacts of the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-manz-1-145-23) -
Receiving little correspondence from brother in the army (ddr-manz-1-145-24) -
Activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-145-25) -
Leaving camp with support of the Nisei Student Relocation project (ddr-manz-1-145-26) -
Meeting future husband's family in Denver (ddr-manz-1-145-27) -
Husband's family background (ddr-manz-1-145-28) -
Becoming a teacher and raising a family (ddr-manz-1-145-29) -
Looking back on camp experience, pursuing social justice issues (ddr-manz-1-145-30) -
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Father's arrest by the FBI

00:11:04 — Segment 12 of 30

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August 9, 2011

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Rose Tanaka

Rose Tanaka Interview

03:04:27 — 30 segments

August 9, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei female. Born October 11, 1926, in San Luis Obispo, California. Grew up in San Luis Obispo, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp with the help of the Nisei Student Relocation project and moved to Denver, Colorado.

Alisa Lynch, interviewer

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