Edith Watanabe Segment 23

Growing up in Burlington, Washington, helping out in the family laundry business (ddr-densho-1000-101-1) - 00:04:29
Childhood memories (ddr-densho-1000-101-2) - 00:02:19
Parents' reasons for immigrating to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-101-3) - 00:02:27
Picking berries during the school year to raise money to buy clothing (ddr-densho-1000-101-4) - 00:02:42
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-101-5) - 00:04:25
Getting into mischief as a child (ddr-densho-1000-101-6) - 00:06:41
Family relationships: closeness with parents (ddr-densho-1000-101-7) - 00:03:50
Working in the family laundry (ddr-densho-1000-101-8) - 00:02:16
Refused service on bus following Pearl Harbor attack (ddr-densho-1000-101-9) - 00:04:04
Response of Burlington community to Pearl Harbor: finding out who your friends truly are (ddr-densho-1000-101-10) - 00:03:08
Preparing for mass removal, saying goodbye to friends (ddr-densho-1000-101-11) - 00:01:49
Train ride to Tule Lake concentration camp: "that was horrible" (ddr-densho-1000-101-12) - 00:01:58
Tule Lake concentration camp: "Nothing beautiful at all" (ddr-densho-1000-101-13) - 00:01:37
Life in Tule Lake: barracks, shots, food (ddr-densho-1000-101-14) - 00:05:07
Making life bearable in Tule Lake concentration camp, California: ordering goods from "Monkey Wards" (ddr-densho-1000-101-15) - 00:02:14
Issei versus Nisei attitudes toward incarceration (ddr-densho-1000-101-16) - 00:02:42
Reflecting on the incarceration experience: telling the grandchildren (ddr-densho-1000-101-17) - 00:03:56
Leaving camp early (ddr-densho-1000-101-18) - 00:01:35
Getting married in the Midwest (ddr-densho-1000-101-19) - 00:04:51
Making ends meet after leaving camp: hamburgers for Christmas dinner (ddr-densho-1000-101-20) - 00:03:06
Life in the Midwest during wartime, a GI's wife (ddr-densho-1000-101-21) - 00:06:29
Starting over after the war (ddr-densho-1000-101-22) - 00:03:14
Housing discrimination in postwar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-101-23) - 00:03:48
Reflecting on the incarceration experience: a new appreciation (ddr-densho-1000-101-24) - 00:01:31
Living in Minneapolis while husband was in the service (ddr-densho-1000-101-25) - 00:02:58
Deciding to return to Seattle, raising children (ddr-densho-1000-101-26) - 00:03:10
Working for the Seattle School District (ddr-densho-1000-101-27) - 00:02:32
The importance of family (ddr-densho-1000-101-28) - 00:01:58
Reflections: don't take your citizenship lightly (ddr-densho-1000-101-29) - 00:04:03
Current activities with church (ddr-densho-1000-101-30) - 00:02:43
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Housing discrimination in postwar Seattle

00:03:48 — Segment 23 of 30

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November 4, 1996

Densho Visual History Collection


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Edith Watanabe

Edith Watanabe Interview

01:37:42 — 30 segments

November 4, 1996

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born August 29, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Burlington, Washington. Was just starting college when incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp early because of illness and married a Nisei GI, Harvey Watanabe. Lived in Midwest for duration of war and resettled in Seattle, Washington following the war.

Stacy Sakamoto, interviewer; Richard Pratt, videographer


Courtesy of Densho