Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview Segment 1

Family background: parents' immigration to the United States (ddr-densho-1000-228-1) - 00:09:39
Helping on family's farm as a child (ddr-densho-1000-228-2) - 00:02:42
The Japanese American community in Bellevue, Washington, before and after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-228-3) - 00:05:57
Memories of Pearl Harbor: asked "whose side are you on?" (ddr-densho-1000-228-4) - 00:04:30
Education in Tule Lake: remembering favorite teacher (ddr-densho-1000-228-5) - 00:05:17
Observing Tule Lake's transformation into a "segregation camp" (ddr-densho-1000-228-6) - 00:04:32
A confusing time as a young person in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-228-7) - 00:04:32
Rumors among Issei in camp that Japan had won the war (ddr-densho-1000-228-8) - 00:04:05
Returning to farm after the war (ddr-densho-1000-228-9) - 00:02:02
Description of family's home (ddr-densho-1000-228-10) - 00:03:45
The rebuilding of the Japanese American community in postwar Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-228-11) - 00:02:42
Family's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-228-12) - 00:03:27
Observing changes in Bellevue, Washington, after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-228-13) - 00:06:02
An unwelcome environment for Japanese Americans returning to Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-228-14) - 00:04:35
Conflicts with Miller Freeman, a Bellevue land developer (ddr-densho-1000-228-15) - 00:05:39
Working as a live-in nanny (ddr-densho-1000-228-16) - 00:01:38
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1000-228-17) - 00:01:36
Attending camp pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1000-228-18) - 00:02:05
A friend's difficulties with lost property during the war (ddr-densho-1000-228-19) - 00:05:34
Description of photographs (ddr-densho-1000-228-20) - 00:05:13
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ddr-densho-1000-228-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-asumie-01-0001)

Family background: parents' immigration to the United States

00:09:39 — Segment 1 of 20

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October 30, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Sumie Suguro Akizuki

Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview

01:31:12 — 20 segments

October 30, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born January 2, 1929, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, returned to Bellevue.

Shin Yu Pai, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho