Victor Ikeda Interview Segment 1

Meaning of name (ddr-manz-1-23-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-23-2) -
Description of mother (ddr-manz-1-23-3) -
Summers spent on the beach while father worked in a fish cannery (ddr-manz-1-23-4) -
Description of cannery work (ddr-manz-1-23-5) -
Memories of going fishing as a child (ddr-manz-1-23-6) -
Description of family's hotel business (ddr-manz-1-23-7) -
Father's prewar work in a restaurant (ddr-manz-1-23-8) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-23-9) -
Memories of Bailey Gatzert elementary school (ddr-manz-1-23-10) -
Participating in Seattle's Courier League sports teams (ddr-manz-1-23-11) -
Participating in judo competitions (ddr-manz-1-23-12) -
Thoughts on the different generations of Japanese Americans (ddr-manz-1-23-13) -
Seattle's Japantown: restaurants and the bathhouse (ddr-manz-1-23-14) -
Attending Japanese community events at Nippon Kan Hall (ddr-manz-1-23-15) -
The role of the churches in Seattle's Japanese American community (ddr-manz-1-23-16) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-23-17) -
Remembering kenjinkai picnics (ddr-manz-1-23-18) -
Associating mostly with Japanese Americans as a child (ddr-manz-1-23-19) -
Playing football and baseball (ddr-manz-1-23-20) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater (ddr-manz-1-23-21) -
Returning to school on December 8th: "it was kind of a funny feeling" (ddr-manz-1-23-22) -
The different ethnic communities in Seattle (ddr-manz-1-23-23) -
Witnessing the upheaval in the community prior to mass removal (ddr-manz-1-23-24) -
Nisei nicknames (ddr-manz-1-23-25) -
Forming a close circle of friends (ddr-manz-1-23-26) -
Prewar sports teams (ddr-manz-1-23-27) -
Feelings upon hearing about impending mass removal (ddr-manz-1-23-28) -
Family's efforts to cope with mass removal (ddr-manz-1-23-29) -
First impressions of Puyallup: living under the roller coaster (ddr-manz-1-23-30) -
Passing the time in camp: volunteering for the dishwashing crew (ddr-manz-1-23-31) -
Recreational activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-23-32) -
Arrival at Minidoka: "the end of the track and the end of the world" (ddr-manz-1-23-33) -
Volunteering to help new arrivals in camp (ddr-manz-1-23-34) -
Inadequate facilities (ddr-manz-1-23-35) -
Ice skating in the wintertime (ddr-manz-1-23-36) -
Swimming in the camp's canal (ddr-manz-1-23-37) -
Forming close friendships in camp (ddr-manz-1-23-38) -
Playing baseball in camp (ddr-manz-1-23-39) -
Going on temporary work leave to farm: being searched at camp gate (ddr-manz-1-23-40) -
Education in camp: not taking school seriously (ddr-manz-1-23-41) -
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-23-42) -
Leaving camp to attend school, facing discrimination (ddr-manz-1-23-43) -
Serving in the military, learning the legacy of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Texas (ddr-manz-1-23-44) -
Attending the Military Intelligence Service Language School (ddr-manz-1-23-45) -
Memories of training at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (ddr-manz-1-23-46) -
Returning to Seattle, enrolling at the University of Washington (ddr-manz-1-23-47) -
Working for the Department of Army (ddr-manz-1-23-48) -
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Raising children (ddr-manz-1-23-50) -
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Meaning of name

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November 6, 2007

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Victor Ikeda

Victor Ikeda Interview

03:39:28 — 50 segments

November 6, 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei male. Born February 4, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle's Japantown area, where parents operated a hotel. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Minnesota, was drafted, and trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language School. After World War II, worked as a transportation agent with the Department of Army Quartermaster Corps.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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