Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 6

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Preparing for mass removal and first impressions of assembly center

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November 15, 2013

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Yoji J. Matsushima

Yoji J. Matsushima Interview

01:33:33 — 16 segments

November 15, 2013

Portland, Oregon

Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on the USS Gripsholm, so remained in the United States and went to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas. After the war, returned to Portland.

(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.)

Valerie Otani, interviewer; Ian McCluskey, videographer

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