Personal recollections

World War II (216)
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Personal recollections (309)

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Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-222-12)
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The effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on family and community
Edith Watanabe Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-101-10)
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Response of Burlington community to Pearl Harbor: finding out who your friends truly are
Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-74-4)
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The period leading up to the mass removal: losing one's faith in government
Sumi Okamoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-192-11)
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Wedding day: December 7, 1941

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Marian Asao Kurosu Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-118-42)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; surprise that Japan would attack the United States

During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.

Grace Sugita Hawley Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-246-5)
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Witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "that's when our lives changed"
Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-117-15)
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"It was just incredible, the feeling that gave us, of hatred," memories of and reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor as a young soldier from the East Coast

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

Junkoh Harui Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-11-11)
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An eight-year-old's confusion after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

George Yoshida Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-132-20)
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Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
Rae Takekawa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-89-11)
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Reaction to Pearl Harbor: "I realized ... I was not the same as my friends"
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-151-8)
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Grandparents deported to Peru after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; rest of family taken away by ship
Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-213-7)
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Feeling that others couldn't distinguish between Japanese and Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-343-8)
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Family's reactions to hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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 …

George Morihiro Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-182-13)
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Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; feeling surprised upon seeing father's anger
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-119-2)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; feeling startled by the power of the Japanese navy

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Miyoko Kaneta Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-449-5)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, being confronted by a white woman about ethnic identity
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-139-21)
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Memories of the period following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unsure if Japanese and Japanese Americans from the Yakima valley would be removed
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