Katsumi Okamoto Interview Segment 9

Born in Seattle, Washington; description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-24-1) -
Parents' family background (ddr-manz-1-24-2) -
Description of parents' grocery store (ddr-manz-1-24-3) -
Growing up in Seattle's Japantown (ddr-manz-1-24-4) -
Activities as a child, participating in sports (ddr-manz-1-24-5) -
Description of parents (ddr-manz-1-24-6) -
Values passed on by parents and grandparents (ddr-manz-1-24-7) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-24-8) -
Disposing of items prior to mass removal (ddr-manz-1-24-9) -
First impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center: "everything was disorganized" (ddr-manz-1-24-10) -
Activities at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-manz-1-24-11) -
Visiting Twin Falls, Idaho (ddr-manz-1-24-12) -
Making friends in camp (ddr-manz-1-24-13) -
Participating in social activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-24-14) -
Education in camp (ddr-manz-1-24-15) -
Temporarily leaving camp as a farm laborer (ddr-manz-1-24-16) -
Working as a farm laborer (ddr-manz-1-24-17) -
Effects of camp on parents (ddr-manz-1-24-18) -
Working on a sugar beet farm (ddr-manz-1-24-19) -
Social activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-24-20) -
Leaving camp for Minnesota (ddr-manz-1-24-21) -
Being drafted, joining the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-manz-1-24-22) -
Experiences in occupied Japan (ddr-manz-1-24-23) -
Visiting relatives in Japan (ddr-manz-1-24-24) -
Attending college, earning a food science degree (ddr-manz-1-24-25) -
Thoughts on the effects of camp redress (ddr-manz-1-24-26) -
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Disposing of items prior to mass removal

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November 7, 2007

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Katsumi Okamoto

Katsumi Okamoto Interview

02:00:42 — 26 segments

November 7, 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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