Ko Nishimura Interview Segment 6

Father's family background: farmers in Japan (ddr-manz-1-174-1) -
Mother's immigration to the U.S. with her parents (ddr-manz-1-174-2) -
Description of grandparents (ddr-manz-1-174-3) -
Grandparents' prewar nursery business (ddr-manz-1-174-4) -
Description of uncle (ddr-manz-1-174-5) -
Family's surveillance by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-174-6) -
Hearing a little about grandfather's experiences in internment camps (ddr-manz-1-174-7) -
Moving to Reedley, California, to try to avoid incarceration, having home shot at (ddr-manz-1-174-8) -
Being removed directly to Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-174-9) -
Location of the guayule project in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-174-10) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-manz-1-174-11) -
Witnessing people stealing watermelons in camp (ddr-manz-1-174-12) -
Hearing about a family friend's death in camp (ddr-manz-1-174-13) -
Memories of Robert Emerson and Reverend Nicholson (ddr-manz-1-174-14) -
Hearing about the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-174-15) -
Father's work with the guayule project in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-174-16) -
Description of people associated with Manzanar's guayule project (ddr-manz-1-174-17) -
Uncle's role with the guayule project is overshadowed (ddr-manz-1-174-18) -
Visiting Manzanar for the dedication of the visitor center (ddr-manz-1-174-19) -
Hearing about pranks played by other camp residents (ddr-manz-1-174-20) -
Parents' postwar experiences (ddr-manz-1-174-21) -
Uncle Shimpei's postwar accomplishments (ddr-manz-1-174-22) -
Establishing a career in engineering (ddr-manz-1-174-23) -
Starting up a new venture in sustainable farming (ddr-manz-1-174-24) -
Grandfather's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-174-25) -
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Family's surveillance by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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July 14, 2015

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Ko Nishimura

Ko Nishimura Interview

02:47:09 — 25 segments

July 14, 2015

Campbell, California

Nisei male. Grew up the Pasadena, California, area, where parents worked in a family-owned nursery. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Reedley, California, for a short time before being removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. At Manzanar, father worked for the government's guayule project. After leaving camp, returned to California and became an engineer.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Larisa Proulx, videographer

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