Homer Yasui Interview I Segment 11

Family background: description of father (ddr-one-7-26-1) - 00:04:24
Mother's family background (ddr-one-7-26-2) - 00:08:01
Family history: description of father's brothers (ddr-one-7-26-3) - 00:05:57
Memories of the Yasui Brothers store (ddr-one-7-26-4) - 00:05:55
The importance of churches in the prewar Japanese American communities (ddr-one-7-26-5) - 00:06:32
Attending school with few other Japanese Americans (ddr-one-7-26-6) - 00:04:31
Growing up in Hood River, Oregon (ddr-one-7-26-7) - 00:06:08
Prewar recreational activities (ddr-one-7-26-8) - 00:03:56
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "My heart sank down to my toes" (ddr-one-7-26-9) - 00:04:58
Father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-one-7-26-10) - 00:06:50
First impressions of the Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-one-7-26-11) - 00:04:44
Thoughts on Franklin Roosevelt (ddr-one-7-26-12) - 00:03:56
Family split up by the time of camp (ddr-one-7-26-13) - 00:07:35
Attending school in Denver and Philadelphia after the war (ddr-one-7-26-14) - 00:04:24
Race relations in the Midwest and East during the war (ddr-one-7-26-15) - 00:07:48
Becoming involved with the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-one-7-26-16) - 00:03:39
Participating in the redress movement (ddr-one-7-26-17) - 00:09:11
Raising a family (ddr-one-7-26-18) - 00:05:58
The Japanese American tradition of mushroom hunting (ddr-one-7-26-19) - 00:05:29
A history of anti-Japanese sentiment in Hood River (ddr-one-7-26-20) - 00:07:25
Description of the Hood River honor roll board controversy (ddr-one-7-26-21) - 00:08:18
Serving in the navy in Japan (ddr-one-7-26-22) - 00:07:11
Brother Min Yasui's wartime case (ddr-one-7-26-23) - 00:05:56
A documentary and book about family (ddr-one-7-26-24) - 00:06:37
Brother Min Yasui's letters from his time in jail (ddr-one-7-26-25) - 00:03:40
Growing up influenced by both Japanese and American cultures (ddr-one-7-26-26) - 00:05:06
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First impressions of the Pinedale Assembly Center

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October 20, 2003

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Homer Yasui

Homer Yasui Interview I

02:34:09 — 26 segments

October 20, 2003

Portland, Oregon

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned 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.)

Margaret Barton Ross, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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