Personal recollections

World War II (66)
Pearl Harbor and aftermath (97)
Personal recollections (298)

298 items
May Y. Namba Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-171-11)
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Aftermath of Pearl Harbor: returning to school, dealing with curfew and other restrictions
Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-41-13)
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"I no longer felt I was an equal American": reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Setsuko Izumi Asano Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-392-11)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, coping with restrictions afterwards

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 ...

Ruby Inouye Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-143-17)
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Memories of December 7, 1941: feeling ashamed, losing customers at the family restaurant because of Japanese ancestry
Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-355-15)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while at a football game

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Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-170-28)
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Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; trying to prepare for mass removal: "I still have nightmares"
Fred Matsumura Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-46-6)
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Reporting to the armory: guarding Molokai against possible invasion

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro and Louise Kashino's ...

Archie Miyatake Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-299-12)
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Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: father had to photograph a wedding

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Earl Hanson Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-160-10)
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Memories of Pearl Harbor bombing and aftermath; watching Japanese American friends prepare for mass removal

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Sarah Sato Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-81-14)
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Life in Hawaii following the bombing, carrying "American" identification cards and building bomb shelters
Sarah Sato Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-81-13)
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Attitude toward Japan after the bombing: "to me, they were the enemy"
George Yamada Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-187-15)
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Reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor: a racist encounter at a movie theater

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.

Sam Araki Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-402-5)
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Hearing that the FBI was after him, Father decides to move the family inland

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Akira Otani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-321-10)
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Witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Sarah Sato Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-81-12)
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Aftermath of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii: blackouts, gas masks
Larry
vh Larry "Shorty" Kazumura Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-199-7)
Witnessing Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, dealing with the aftermath
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-165-12)
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Coping with the aftermath of Pearl Harbor: considering "voluntary evacuation," disposing of belongings
James Omura Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-122-4-10)
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Delivering newspapers on December 7, 1941

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding ...

Frank Emi Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-20-2)
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Memories of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, curfew

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on ...

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