Toshiro Izumi Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-90-1) - 00:08:12
Father's immigration to the United States (ddr-manz-1-90-2) - 00:03:10
Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-90-3) - 00:03:44
Father's early life in the U.S.: farming and fishing (ddr-manz-1-90-4) - 00:07:23
Growing up on Terminal Island: attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-90-5) - 00:09:02
Participating in kendo (ddr-manz-1-90-6) - 00:09:14
Father's involvement in numerous community groups (ddr-manz-1-90-7) - 00:07:24
Participating in sports as a child (ddr-manz-1-90-8) - 00:02:38
Growing up amongst other ethnic groups (ddr-manz-1-90-9) - 00:04:32
Celebrating holidays (ddr-manz-1-90-10) - 00:05:36
Taking a ferry to attend junior high school (ddr-manz-1-90-11) - 00:06:59
Celebrating New Year's: parents make <i>sake</i> (ddr-manz-1-90-12) - 00:02:30
Working on weekends for extra money (ddr-manz-1-90-13) - 00:07:17
Helping at family store after graduating from high school (ddr-manz-1-90-14) - 00:03:44
Visiting Japan with kendo group (ddr-manz-1-90-15) - 00:06:22
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unable to take ferry home (ddr-manz-1-90-16) - 00:06:22
Dealing with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-90-17) - 00:07:19
Planning to "voluntarily evacuate" (ddr-manz-1-90-18) - 00:06:50
The day of mass removal: sent to the Tulare Assembly Center, California (ddr-manz-1-90-19) - 00:04:54
Adjusting to difficult conditions in camp (ddr-manz-1-90-20) - 00:05:41
Working in camp store (ddr-manz-1-90-21) - 00:07:35
Social activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-90-22) - 00:05:23
Living camp for Detroit (ddr-manz-1-90-23) - 00:04:40
Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-manz-1-90-24) - 00:07:41
Observing changes in Japan after the war (ddr-manz-1-90-25) - 00:04:25
Returning to California (ddr-manz-1-90-26) - 00:08:01
Participating in reunions of former Terminal Islanders (ddr-manz-1-90-27) - 00:09:17
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Father's family background

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March 2, 2010

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Toshiro Izumi

Toshiro Izumi Interview

02:45:55 — 27 segments

March 2, 2010

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born May 7, 1918, in Villa Park, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, relocated to Detroit, Michigan, before being drafted into the Military Intelligence Service. Served in Japan as an interpreter during the war crimes trials. Eventually returned to California.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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