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Prewar memories: going to Japan for a few years before World War II

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April 2, 2003

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Frances Ota

Frances Ota Interview

01:45:26 — 16 segments

April 2, 2003

Nisei female. Born January 22, 1923, in Wilsonville, Oregon. Taken to Japan to live with family for a few years before the outbreak of World War II. Returned alone to Oregon to join sister at age sixteen with the help of a white benefactor. Removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, but then left immediately to live and work at a farm labor camp and attend school with the help of the benefactor. Volunteered for military service and served with the medical corps. Lived in Salt Lake City for a time before eventually returning to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Jane Comerford, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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