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George Kiyo Wakatsuki Interview Segment 14

Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-150-1) - 00:07:03
Samurai lineage in Japan (ddr-manz-1-150-2) - 00:03:40
Mother's background: born in Hawaii (ddr-manz-1-150-3) - 00:06:52
Childhood memories: holidays, recreational activities (ddr-manz-1-150-4) - 00:13:01
Thoughts on Farewell to Manzanar, a film based on family's wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-150-5) - 00:06:02
Description of parents (ddr-manz-1-150-6) - 00:06:11
Moving to Terminal Island before the war (ddr-manz-1-150-7) - 00:03:45
Father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-manz-1-150-8) - 00:07:41
Leaving Terminal Island to live temporarily in Boyle Heights (ddr-manz-1-150-9) - 00:03:41
The journey by bus to Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-150-10) - 00:04:21
Memories of food in camp (ddr-manz-1-150-11) - 00:05:49
Awareness of the fences at Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-150-12) - 00:02:37
Brother's singing performance at the memorial service for President Roosevelt in camp (ddr-manz-1-150-13) - 00:10:49
Father reunited with the family in camp (ddr-manz-1-150-14) - 00:11:03
Family members go their own way in camp (ddr-manz-1-150-15) - 00:11:16
Leaving camp (ddr-manz-1-150-16) - 00:09:03
Having life story made public by a well-known book and film (ddr-manz-1-150-17) - 00:04:10
Postwar career (ddr-manz-1-150-18) - 00:06:20
Impact of sister's interracial marriage on the family (ddr-manz-1-150-19) - 00:04:32
Family's postwar lives (ddr-manz-1-150-20) - 00:06:27
Description of children (ddr-manz-1-150-21) - 00:05:34
Returning to the Manzanar camp site (ddr-manz-1-150-22) - 00:09:03
Attending Manzanar reunions (ddr-manz-1-150-23) - 00:07:18
Remembering experiences with discrimination postwar (ddr-manz-1-150-24) - 00:09:14
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Father reunited with the family in camp

00:11:03 — Segment 14 of 24

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July 22, 2014

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George Kiyo Wakatsuki

George Kiyo Wakatsuki Interview

02:45:32 — 24 segments

July 22, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei male. Born December 10, 1931, in Guadalupe, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where father was a fisherman. Family moved to Terminal Island, California, just before World War II. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Served in the navy during the Korean War. The family's wartime experiences were chronicled in a well-known book which was later adapted into a film, Farewell to Manzanar.

Alisa Lynch, interviewer; Mark Hachtmann, videographer

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