Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview II Segment 9

Seeing students and elementary school principal on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-209-1) - 00:03:48
Learning about democratic ideals in elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-209-2) - 00:03:24
Memories of early days at Puyallup Assembly Center: vaccinations (ddr-densho-1000-209-3) - 00:03:41
Seeing mother's emotional reaction to conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-209-4) - 00:05:33
Medical facilities in assembly center (ddr-densho-1000-209-5) - 00:04:44
Obtaining goods in camp: ration coupons, canteen (ddr-densho-1000-209-6) - 00:03:28
The journey by train to Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-209-7) - 00:02:45
Description of George Townsend (ddr-densho-1000-209-8) - 00:05:58
Memories of Minidoka: "hinotama" phenomenon (ddr-densho-1000-209-9) - 00:08:09
Brother is drafted, mother writes a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-1000-209-10) - 00:03:04
Activities of the Issei in camp (ddr-densho-1000-209-11) - 00:04:26
Attending high school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-209-12) - 00:04:03
Coping with limited materials in camp schools (ddr-densho-1000-209-13) - 00:03:51
Helping organize chairs that were donated to camp by outside churches (ddr-densho-1000-209-14) - 00:03:11
Deciding to study nursing (ddr-densho-1000-209-15) - 00:02:50
Temporarily leaving camp to do farm work (ddr-densho-1000-209-16) - 00:07:14
Joining the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps (ddr-densho-1000-209-17) - 00:01:47
Father's experiences in Department of Justice camps (ddr-densho-1000-209-18) - 00:05:29
Reunited with father in camp (ddr-densho-1000-209-19) - 00:03:30
Leaving camp to attend school (ddr-densho-1000-209-20) - 00:02:02
Receiving medical training at the Mayo Clinic (ddr-densho-1000-209-21) - 00:05:55
Returning to Seattle to find work and housing for parents (ddr-densho-1000-209-22) - 00:08:12
Arranging a work situation for parents (ddr-densho-1000-209-23) - 00:04:15
Participating in a rural nursing program in Minnesota: housing discrimination (ddr-densho-1000-209-24) - 00:06:47
Experiences in a rural nursing program as a Japanese American (ddr-densho-1000-209-25) - 00:08:36
Recovering from a terrible car accident (ddr-densho-1000-209-26) - 00:05:08
Returning to work while still recovering from auto accident (ddr-densho-1000-209-27) - 00:03:15
Moving back to Seattle, working in a hospital (ddr-densho-1000-209-28) - 00:07:12
Changing careers, losing a son (ddr-densho-1000-209-29) - 00:09:23
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-209-30) - 00:07:12
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Memories of Minidoka: "hinotama" phenomenon

00:08:09 — Segment 9 of 30

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April 3, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Sharon Tanagi Aburano

Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview II

02:28:52 — 30 segments

April 3, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born October 31, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Family owned and operated a successful grocery store prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp in 1944 to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota. Worked in the medical field in Minnesota and Seattle before eventually pursuing a career in education.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho