Connie Thorson Chandler Segment 20

Family background: parents met in North Dakota (ddr-densho-1000-159-1) - 00:04:43
Early memories of the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: guard checkpoint, difference between camp inmate versus administration housing (ddr-densho-1000-159-2) - 00:02:31
(ddr-densho-1000-159-3) - 00:01:08
Attending school in the Minidoka concentration camp as a white child (ddr-densho-1000-159-4) - 00:02:51
Childhood memories of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: going into town, ice skating (ddr-densho-1000-159-5) - 00:02:22
Memories of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho: mealtimes, physical conditions (ddr-densho-1000-159-6) - 00:04:32
(ddr-densho-1000-159-7) - 00:02:38
As a white child in Minidoka, altering eye appearance to fit in with Japanese American children (ddr-densho-1000-159-8) - 00:02:22
(ddr-densho-1000-159-9) - 00:02:10
Memories of Christmas festivities in camp, celebrating with Norwegian kitchen workers (ddr-densho-1000-159-10) - 00:03:17
Moving out of camp to Twin Falls: comparing Minidoka camp school to school in Twin Falls (ddr-densho-1000-159-11) - 00:05:18
Post-WWII life; wartime camp experiences' effect on racial views postwar (ddr-densho-1000-159-12) - 00:04:15
Getting married (ddr-densho-1000-159-13) - 00:02:32
Thoughts on the redress movement: "I thought it was very demeaning" (ddr-densho-1000-159-14) - 00:04:39
Having children, living in Bellevue, Washington, and Lopez Island, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-159-15) - 00:05:24
Experiences living part of the year in a small community in Honduras (ddr-densho-1000-159-16) - 00:03:59
Thoughts on racism (ddr-densho-1000-159-17) - 00:02:35
Looking back on camp experience (ddr-densho-1000-159-18) - 00:04:40
(ddr-densho-1000-159-19) - 00:01:14
Not talking with parents in postwar years about camp experience (ddr-densho-1000-159-20) - 00:05:51
Sharing camp experience with children: "Put yourself in somebody else's shoes first, and then judge" (ddr-densho-1000-159-21) - 00:02:04
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Not talking with parents in postwar years about camp experience

00:05:51 — Segment 20 of 21

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May 25, 2004

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Connie Thorson Chandler

Connie Thorson Chandler

01:11:05 — 21 segments

May 25, 2004

Lopez Island, Washington

Caucasian female. Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation at the time WWII broke out, so family lived in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, in 1942. Mrs. Chandler was a child at the time, and attended elementary school in Minidoka. Moved to Twin Falls for junior high and high school years before attending the University of Washington. Lives on Lopez Island, Washington, spending part of the year in a small community in Honduras.

David Neiwert, interviewer; John Pai, videographer

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