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Fumi Kaseguma Interview Segment 11

Family history: description of siblings and parents (ddr-densho-1000-203-1) - 00:03:04
Early memories of Portland's Japantown (ddr-densho-1000-203-2) - 00:03:32
Gaining work experience as a child working on a farm (ddr-densho-1000-203-3) - 00:06:37
Helping in family's dry cleaning shop (ddr-densho-1000-203-4) - 00:03:06
Teenage activities, joining clubs (ddr-densho-1000-203-5) - 00:05:01
Description of parents (ddr-densho-1000-203-6) - 00:06:51
Hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-203-7) - 00:02:11
Going to Japan for a summer at high school age: sensing the impending war between Japan and the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-203-8) - 00:07:40
Being fortunate enough to book a return trip to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-203-9) - 00:03:15
An uncertain time after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-203-10) - 00:04:07
Life in the Portland Assembly Center, a former livestock exposition area (ddr-densho-1000-203-11) - 00:06:17
Moving to the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-203-12) - 00:03:18
Finishing one credit of schooling in camp (ddr-densho-1000-203-13) - 00:02:23
Participating in camp choir, touring towns outside (ddr-densho-1000-203-14) - 00:03:34
Gaining job training with the National Youth Administration (ddr-densho-1000-203-15) - 00:05:05
Living in Salt Lake City and then Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-203-16) - 00:04:04
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-203-17) - 00:02:51
A terrible flood devastates Portland's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-203-18) - 00:05:44
Dealing with the aftermath of the flood (ddr-densho-1000-203-19) - 00:05:56
Getting married, moving to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-203-20) - 00:01:59
Raising two sons (ddr-densho-1000-203-21) - 00:00:28
Thoughts on the importance of camp reunions (ddr-densho-1000-203-22) - 00:02:58
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Life in the Portland Assembly Center, a former livestock exposition area

00:06:17 — Segment 11 of 22

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November 6, 2007

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Fumi Kaseguma

Fumi Kaseguma Interview

01:30:01 — 22 segments

November 6, 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Portland.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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