Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview Segment 1

Family background: grandparents' lives in Japan (ddr-manz-1-154-1) -
Grandparents' immigration to the U.S. (ddr-manz-1-154-2) -
Grandmother's family background (ddr-manz-1-154-3) -
Father's early life in California (ddr-manz-1-154-4) -
Father's work on family's farm (ddr-manz-1-154-5) -
Maternal grandparents' immigration to the U.S. (ddr-manz-1-154-6) -
Grandfather's role in establishing a kindergarten for Japanese families (ddr-manz-1-154-7) -
Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-154-8) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-154-9) -
Effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on family (ddr-manz-1-154-10) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-154-11) -
Memories of the Marysville Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-154-12) -
First impressions of Tule Lake (ddr-manz-1-154-13) -
Daily life in camp (ddr-manz-1-154-14) -
Mother's hardships in camp having a baby, husband gone (ddr-manz-1-154-15) -
Life in camp: school, watchtowers, barracks (ddr-manz-1-154-16) -
Moving to Idaho with family on temporary work leave (ddr-manz-1-154-17) -
Experiencing discrimination in school (ddr-manz-1-154-18) -
Transferring to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-manz-1-154-19) -
Mother's role playing piano in camp (ddr-manz-1-154-20) -
Living conditions at Topaz (ddr-manz-1-154-21) -
Coping with difficult living conditions in camp (ddr-manz-1-154-22) -
A lifelong interest in music (ddr-manz-1-154-23) -
Leaving camp and moving to Nebraska (ddr-manz-1-154-24) -
Helping with parents' vegetable stand after the war (ddr-manz-1-154-25) -
Looking back on experiences in Nebraska (ddr-manz-1-154-26) -
Returning to California after the war (ddr-manz-1-154-27) -
Finishing high school and attending college (ddr-manz-1-154-28) -
Establishing a career in music therapy (ddr-manz-1-154-29) -
Family's postwar activities (ddr-manz-1-154-30) -
Involvement in church activities after the war (ddr-manz-1-154-31) -
Thoughts on the redress movement (ddr-manz-1-154-32) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-154-33) -
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Family background: grandparents' lives in Japan

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September 10, 2014

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Hope Omachi Kawashima

Hope Omachi Kawashima Interview

03:32:29 — 33 segments

September 10, 2014

Fresno, California

Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived and attended school in Nebraska for a few years before returning to Loomis. Went on to establish a career in music therapy.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Mark Hachtmann, videographer

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