George Hara Interview Segment 6

Family background (ddr-one-7-3-1) - 00:01:51
Attending elementary school (ddr-one-7-3-2) - 00:05:27
Memories of Japanese language school (ddr-one-7-3-3) - 00:07:56
Description of prewar Japanese American community (ddr-one-7-3-4) - 00:10:09
Prewar recreational and social activities (ddr-one-7-3-5) - 00:09:51
Participating in the Boy Scouts (ddr-one-7-3-6) - 00:06:00
Attending high school and getting involved in cheerleading (ddr-one-7-3-7) - 00:08:59
The significance of prewar Japanese American sports leagues (ddr-one-7-3-8) - 00:06:12
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, remembering an FBI search of home (ddr-one-7-3-9) - 00:03:08
Memories of Portland Assembly Center (ddr-one-7-3-10) - 00:09:14
Leaving camp early to attend college (ddr-one-7-3-11) - 00:12:24
Getting involved in school's drama program (ddr-one-7-3-12) - 00:03:15
Leaving college and being drafted into the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-one-7-3-13) - 00:11:52
Studying at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (ddr-one-7-3-14) - 00:05:24
Serving with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and Japan (ddr-one-7-3-15) - 00:12:06
Duties in Japan during the U.S. occupation (ddr-one-7-3-16) - 00:13:40
Visiting family in Japan (ddr-one-7-3-17) - 00:04:43
Deciding to go to medical school (ddr-one-7-3-18) - 00:04:47
Getting married and beginning medical practice (ddr-one-7-3-19) - 00:07:27
Raising children (ddr-one-7-3-20) - 00:08:58
Retirement from medical practice (ddr-one-7-3-21) - 00:13:16
Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-one-7-3-22) - 00:04:43
Description of children and grandchildren (ddr-one-7-3-23) - 00:15:20
Seeing the aftermath of the atomic bombing (ddr-one-7-3-24) - 00:05:01
Dealing with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-one-7-3-25) - 00:03:24
Involvement in the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-one-7-3-26) - 00:05:27
Memories of the train ride to Minidoka (ddr-one-7-3-27) - 00:03:38
Returning to Portland after leaving camp (ddr-one-7-3-28) - 00:05:30
Hotel tenant watches belongings during the war (ddr-one-7-3-29) - 00:05:07
Reflections (ddr-one-7-3-30) - 00:05:13
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Participating in the Boy Scouts

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February 5, 2003

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George Hara

George Hara Interview

03:40:02 — 30 segments

February 5, 2003

Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp early to attend college in Ohio. Was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Returned to Portland and established a career as a physician.

Loen Dozono, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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