Eiko Yamaichi Interview Segment 1

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-175-1) -
Memories of growing up in Seattle, Washington (ddr-manz-1-175-2) -
Father's job at the Weyerhaeuser lumber company (ddr-manz-1-175-3) -
Father's move from Hawaii to the mainland (ddr-manz-1-175-4) -
Attending school (ddr-manz-1-175-5) -
Living conditions at the lumberyard (ddr-manz-1-175-6) -
Description of parents (ddr-manz-1-175-7) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-175-8) -
Returning to school after Pearl Harbor: "You could feel the tension" (ddr-manz-1-175-9) -
The journey by train to the Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-175-10) -
First impressions of the Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-175-11) -
Parents' adjustments to life in camp (ddr-manz-1-175-12) -
Arriving in Tule Lake (ddr-manz-1-175-13) -
Hearing about medical care in camp (ddr-manz-1-175-14) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-manz-1-175-15) -
Graduating high school and looking to the future (ddr-manz-1-175-16) -
Visiting aunt in one of the Arkansas concentration camps (ddr-manz-1-175-17) -
Description of a close relationship with aunt (ddr-manz-1-175-18) -
Remembering tensions and conflict over the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-175-19) -
Emotional effects of camp pilgrimages (ddr-manz-1-175-20) -
Transferring from Tule Lake to Jerome (ddr-manz-1-175-21) -
Daily life in Jerome: working as a dishwasher (ddr-manz-1-175-22) -
Hearing later about the effects of concentration camps on local communities (ddr-manz-1-175-23) -
Transferring camps again to Gila River (ddr-manz-1-175-24) -
Memories of Gila River (ddr-manz-1-175-25) -
Leaving camp and doing domestic work in California while attending college (ddr-manz-1-175-26) -
Working as a domestic after the war (ddr-manz-1-175-27) -
Getting married, getting involved in community activities (ddr-manz-1-175-28) -
Raising a family (ddr-manz-1-175-29) -
Family's postwar activities (ddr-manz-1-175-30) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-175-31) -
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Parents' family backgrounds

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July 15, 2015

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Eiko Yamaichi

Eiko Yamaichi Interview

04:17:59 — 31 segments

July 15, 2015

San Jose, California

Nisei female. Born in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington, where father worked for the Weyerhaeuser company before the war. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in domestic service in California.

Larisa Proulx, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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