Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I Segment 7

Born in Seattle, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-211-1) - 00:02:38
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-211-2) - 00:02:47
Mother's background: from a farming family (ddr-densho-1000-211-3) - 00:02:30
Prewar family farm in South Park, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-211-4) - 00:03:20
Attending school, helping out on the family farm (ddr-densho-1000-211-5) - 00:07:17
The prewar Japanese American community in South Park (ddr-densho-1000-211-6) - 00:04:33
Attending church and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-211-7) - 00:02:48
Adapting to "American ways" at school (ddr-densho-1000-211-8) - 00:05:39
The Boeing company's impact on the South Park community (ddr-densho-1000-211-9) - 00:04:54
Memories of high school (ddr-densho-1000-211-10) - 00:05:11
Facing discrimination in school: "You'll never make it because you're a Japanese" (ddr-densho-1000-211-11) - 00:05:37
Planning for college (ddr-densho-1000-211-12) - 00:04:06
Prewar recreational activities: picnics (ddr-densho-1000-211-13) - 00:03:07
Going to Japan with father and brother at age ten (ddr-densho-1000-211-14) - 00:08:08
Attending the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-211-15) - 00:05:07
Experiences at the university (ddr-densho-1000-211-16) - 00:09:03
Working on family's farm the morning Pearl Harbor was bombed (ddr-densho-1000-211-17) - 00:05:02
Father's detention by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-211-18) - 00:06:49
Graduating from the University of Washington just before mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-211-19) - 00:04:26
Memories of the journey to Pinedale (ddr-densho-1000-211-20) - 00:07:56
Reuniting with father after his release from a Department of Justice camp (ddr-densho-1000-211-21) - 00:05:13
Working in Pinedale's medical laboratory (ddr-densho-1000-211-22) - 00:03:18
Arrival at Tule Lake, placed in an isolated end of camp (ddr-densho-1000-211-23) - 00:09:27
Working as a lab technician for the camp hospital (ddr-densho-1000-211-24) - 00:11:39
Leaving camp to attend medical school (ddr-densho-1000-211-25) - 00:07:21
Resettling to Chicago, living with a Jewish family (ddr-densho-1000-211-26) - 00:11:53
Visiting parents who had moved to Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-211-27) - 00:08:19
Working as a hospital night technician while attending medical school (ddr-densho-1000-211-28) - 00:05:27
Description of Woman's Medical School (ddr-densho-1000-211-29) - 00:06:19
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Attending church and Japanese language school

00:02:48 — Segment 7 of 29

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May 7, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Kazuko Uno Bill

Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I

02:49:54 — 29 segments

May 7, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family removed to Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Worked as lab technician in Tule Lake hospital. Left camp to attend Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Did residency in tuberculosis hospital in Detroit, Michigan, specializing in radiology. Practiced in Michigan, Tennessee, Washington and California before retiring in 1991.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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