Masako Yoshida Interview Segment 11

Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-153-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-153-2) -
Mother's profession as a Japanese language school teacher (ddr-manz-1-153-3) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-153-4) -
Childhood memories: school, recreational activities (ddr-manz-1-153-5) -
Moving to Los Angeles where father worked as a janitor (ddr-manz-1-153-6) -
Description of church leaders (ddr-manz-1-153-7) -
Memories of extended family members (ddr-manz-1-153-8) -
Graduating from high school and planning for the future (ddr-manz-1-153-9) -
Coping with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-153-10) -
Preparing for mass removal: selling belongings (ddr-manz-1-153-11) -
The day of mass removal: "we were not to show too much emotion" (ddr-manz-1-153-12) -
First impressions of camp: uncomfortable with facilities (ddr-manz-1-153-13) -
Jobs in camp: mess hall worker, PE teacher, camouflage net factory (ddr-manz-1-153-14) -
Attending church services in camp (ddr-manz-1-153-15) -
Hearing about cousin's passing in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-153-16) -
Coping with everyday life in Poston (ddr-manz-1-153-17) -
Meeting people from other areas while in camp (ddr-manz-1-153-18) -
Leaving camp to work in Detroit (ddr-manz-1-153-19) -
Working in the office of a dairy business in Detroit (ddr-manz-1-153-20) -
Getting married in South Carolina (ddr-manz-1-153-21) -
Family's postwar experiences (ddr-manz-1-153-22) -
Experiencing racism in Detroit (ddr-manz-1-153-23) -
Returning to California to raise a family, facing discrimination (ddr-manz-1-153-24) -
Raising a family (ddr-manz-1-153-25) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-153-26) -
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Preparing for mass removal: selling belongings

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August 14, 2014

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Masako Yoshida

Masako Yoshida Interview

02:13:42 — 26 segments

August 14, 2014

Monterey Park, California

Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, Michigan, before marrying and eventually returning to the Los Angeles area.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Whitney Peterson, videographer

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