George Azumano Interview Segment 11

Family background (ddr-one-7-32-1) - 00:04:00
Description of family's hotel and grocery store business (ddr-one-7-32-2) - 00:07:39
Attending elementary school (ddr-one-7-32-3) - 00:08:01
Memories of Japanese language school (ddr-one-7-32-4) - 00:06:03
Prewar recreational activities and sports (ddr-one-7-32-5) - 00:12:05
Attending dances (ddr-one-7-32-6) - 00:04:51
Fond memories of high school (ddr-one-7-32-7) - 00:13:46
Parents' values: importance of education (ddr-one-7-32-8) - 00:05:15
Attending college (ddr-one-7-32-9) - 00:09:57
Working at family's store after college (ddr-one-7-32-10) - 00:07:42
Attending church (ddr-one-7-32-11) - 00:04:05
Being drafted into the army before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-one-7-32-12) - 00:06:20
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while serving in the army (ddr-one-7-32-13) - 00:04:52
Father's arrest by the FBI: "We were bitter about it" (ddr-one-7-32-14) - 00:07:24
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-one-7-32-15) - 00:08:05
Living conditions at the Portland Assembly Center (ddr-one-7-32-16) - 00:07:45
The train ride to Minidoka (ddr-one-7-32-17) - 00:05:43
First impressions of Minidoka: "it was a very unwelcome arrival" (ddr-one-7-32-18) - 00:07:57
Passing the time in camp (ddr-one-7-32-19) - 00:14:24
Working outside of camp (ddr-one-7-32-20) - 00:09:27
Returning to Portland (ddr-one-7-32-21) - 00:13:42
Raising a family (ddr-one-7-32-22) - 00:04:33
Starting a travel agency (ddr-one-7-32-23) - 00:05:30
Reflections (ddr-one-7-32-24) - 00:12:03
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September 20, 2004

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George Azumano

George Azumano Interview

03:11:09 — 24 segments

September 20, 2004

Nisei male. Born June 9, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel and grocery business. Was drafted into the army prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was transferred to the army reserves. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland and established a successful travel agency.

(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.)

Stephan Gilchrist, interviewer; Tim Rooney, videographer

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