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Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 9

Family background: father a fishery scientist (ddr-densho-1000-168-1) -
Mother's background in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-168-2) -
Memories of childhood: influence of church, musical background (ddr-densho-1000-168-3) -
Seizing an opportunity to study music in Chicago for three years (ddr-densho-1000-168-4) -
Memories of working at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois (ddr-densho-1000-168-5) -
Continuing musical training in Japan teaching at a mission school (ddr-densho-1000-168-6) -
Getting married, working as head of the music department in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-168-7) -
An arranged marriage to a childhood friend; husband's career as an accountant (ddr-densho-1000-168-8) -
Hearing the news of Pearl Harbor bombing while in church choir rehearsal (ddr-densho-1000-168-9) -
Disposing of belongings; brothers moved during "voluntary evacuation" period (ddr-densho-1000-168-10) -
(ddr-densho-1000-168-11) -
Memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: deciding to "make the most of it and make it as pleasant as we know how" (ddr-densho-1000-168-12) -
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire": "I thought it was just unreasonable" (ddr-densho-1000-168-13) -
Leaving camp for Chicago, receiving help from contacts on the outside (ddr-densho-1000-168-14) -
Moving to Madison, Wisconsin, where people were "very receptive to the Nisei evacuees" (ddr-densho-1000-168-15) -
Life in Madison, Wisconsin: raising children (ddr-densho-1000-168-16) -
Observing Japanese Americans who settled in Madison, Wisconsin, after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-168-17) -
Description of family's postwar activities (ddr-densho-1000-168-18) -
Story of youngest sister's struggle to return to the United States from Japan (ddr-densho-1000-168-19) -
Reuniting with parents in Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-densho-1000-168-20) -
Active involvement in church music program; singing in the church choir (ddr-densho-1000-168-21) -
Receiving redress check and apology: donating an organ to church in memory of parents (ddr-densho-1000-168-22) -
Discussion about the Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-168-23) -
Father's history of Christianity during early life in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-168-24) -
Reflections: incarceration experience was a "blessing in disguise" (ddr-densho-1000-168-25) -
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Hearing the news of Pearl Harbor bombing while in church choir rehearsal

00:03:07 — Segment 9 of 25

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July 15, 2004

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Mae Kanazawa Hara

Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview

01:55:25 — 25 segments

July 15, 2004

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for Chicago, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin. Raised a family in Madison, and remained actively involved in Methodist church activities and music program.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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