Midori Suzuki - Sanzui A. Takaha Interview Segment 17

Family background (ddr-manz-1-173-1) -
Father's immigration story: walking north from Mexico (ddr-manz-1-173-2) -
Father's arrival in the U.S.: establishing an embroidery studio (ddr-manz-1-173-3) -
Mother's arrival in the U.S. through Angel Island, California (ddr-manz-1-173-4) -
Visiting Angel Island (ddr-manz-1-173-5) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-173-6) -
Childhood memories of San Francisco (ddr-manz-1-173-7) -
Description of community in Half Moon Bay, California (ddr-manz-1-173-8) -
Description of high school principal (ddr-manz-1-173-9) -
Changes in the Japanese American community in Half Moon Bay (ddr-manz-1-173-10) -
Remembering spending time with parents during childhood (ddr-manz-1-173-11) -
Mother's political interests: keeping up with events in Japan (ddr-manz-1-173-12) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-173-13) -
First impressions of Tanforan (ddr-manz-1-173-14) -
Parents' reactions to camp (ddr-manz-1-173-15) -
Recreational activities in Tanforan (ddr-manz-1-173-16) -
The train ride to Topaz (ddr-manz-1-173-17) -
First impressions of Topaz: a terrible dust storm (ddr-manz-1-173-18) -
Father's helping to build a garden in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-19) -
Siblings' jobs in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-20) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-21) -
Mother's anger about the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-173-22) -
Remembering family friends who left for Tule Lake (ddr-manz-1-173-23) -
Hearing about a shooting in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-24) -
Recreational activities in Topaz: dances (ddr-manz-1-173-25) -
Pets in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-26) -
Youth activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-27) -
Sanzui's military service (ddr-manz-1-173-28) -
Sanzui's experiences in Germany while in the service (ddr-manz-1-173-29) -
One of the last families to leave camp (ddr-manz-1-173-30) -
Returning to California after leaving camp (ddr-manz-1-173-31) -
Sanzui's postwar work (ddr-manz-1-173-32) -
Talking to children about wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-173-33) -
Losing items left behind during the war (ddr-manz-1-173-34) -
Not hearing about the Nazi death camps during service in Germany (ddr-manz-1-173-35) -
Social activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-173-36) -
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The train ride to Topaz

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Midori Suzuki
Sanzui A. Takaha

Midori Suzuki - Sanzui A. Takaha Interview

03:23:54 — 36 segments

July 13, 2015

Millbrae, California

This interview was conducted with Midori Suzuki and Sanzui A. Takaha, siblings who grew up in Half Moon Bay, California. During World War II, they were removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Larisa Proulx, videographer

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