Yae Aihara Interview Segment 12

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-221-1) - 00:02:09
Mother's immigration to U.S. at age twelve (ddr-densho-1000-221-2) - 00:01:16
Growing up in a diverse neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-221-3) - 00:04:46
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-221-4) - 00:02:30
Attending Japanese language school, helping in family's grocery store (ddr-densho-1000-221-5) - 00:03:29
Father's arrest by the FBI on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed (ddr-densho-1000-221-6) - 00:06:11
Taking a huge loss on family's grocery store (ddr-densho-1000-221-7) - 00:02:09
First impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center, having a graduation ceremony (ddr-densho-1000-221-8) - 00:03:10
Father's decision to take the family to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-221-9) - 00:02:36
Experiences in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-221-10) - 00:02:36
Leaving camp for New York (ddr-densho-1000-221-11) - 00:03:37
Reuniting with father at Ellis Island (ddr-densho-1000-221-12) - 00:06:51
Life in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas (ddr-densho-1000-221-13) - 00:07:53
Sister and brother-in-law's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-221-14) - 00:03:26
Some Isseis' difficulty accepting Japan's loss in World War II (ddr-densho-1000-221-15) - 00:04:49
Moving to Los Angeles after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-221-16) - 00:04:06
Father's postwar work (ddr-densho-1000-221-17) - 00:02:43
Meeting future husband, working in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-221-18) - 00:04:05
Current involvement with the Japanese American National Museum (ddr-densho-1000-221-19) - 00:03:20
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Reuniting with father at Ellis Island

00:06:51 — Segment 12 of 19

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July 4, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Yae Aihara

Yae Aihara Interview

01:11:42 — 19 segments

July 4, 2008

Denver, Colorado

Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1943, father decided to repatriate to Japan. The family was transported to Ellis Island detention station to reunite with father and board a repatriation ship, the SS Gripsholm. Transferred to Crystal City internment camp, Texas, after being denied entry on SS Gripsholm. Remained in Crystal City for duration of the war. Resettled to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1946.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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