Tamiko Honda Interview Segment 1

Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-94-1) -
Mother's background: "picture bride" (ddr-manz-1-94-2) -
Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-94-3) -
Grandmother's immigration to the United States (ddr-manz-1-94-4) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-94-5) -
Memories of grammar school (ddr-manz-1-94-6) -
Father's flower growing business (ddr-manz-1-94-7) -
Feeling welcome in the community of Redwood City (ddr-manz-1-94-8) -
Being denied for a civil service job (ddr-manz-1-94-9) -
Trip to Japan as a child; brother left behind (ddr-manz-1-94-10) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "an unbelievable day" (ddr-manz-1-94-11) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-manz-1-94-12) -
"Evacuation Day" (ddr-manz-1-94-13) -
First impressions of camp (ddr-manz-1-94-14) -
Daily activities in camp (ddr-manz-1-94-15) -
The journey by train to Topaz (ddr-manz-1-94-16) -
Finding work in camp (ddr-manz-1-94-17) -
Temporarily leaving camp to visit a nearby town (ddr-manz-1-94-18) -
Taking up hobbies and trying to improve living conditions (ddr-manz-1-94-19) -
Leaving camp and resettling in New York (ddr-manz-1-94-20) -
Eventually returning home to Redwood City (ddr-manz-1-94-21) -
Hearing about the passing of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (ddr-manz-1-94-22) -
Brother's experiences in Japan and return to the U.S. (ddr-manz-1-94-23) -
Father's postwar flower growing business (ddr-manz-1-94-24) -
Meeting future husband and getting married (ddr-manz-1-94-25) -
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-94-26) -
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Father's family background

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April 15, 2010

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Tamiko Honda

Tamiko Honda Interview

01:52:02 — 26 segments

April 15, 2010

Redwood City, California

Nisei female. Born September 14, 1924, in Santa Clara, California. Grew up in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, before World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, resettled for a time in New York before returning to Redwood City.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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