Eugene Tatsuru Kimura Interview Segment 3

Choosing an English name (ddr-densho-1000-231-1) - 00:03:17
Father's background: entered into the yoshi system (ddr-densho-1000-231-2) - 00:03:44
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-231-3) - 00:04:37
Father's prewar hotel business (ddr-densho-1000-231-4) - 00:02:51
Dealing with a bully in school (ddr-densho-1000-231-5) - 00:02:31
Moving to Seattle as a child (ddr-densho-1000-231-6) - 00:04:07
Excelling in Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-231-7) - 00:04:48
Memories of friends in school (ddr-densho-1000-231-8) - 00:02:22
Helping a neighbor in family's hotel (ddr-densho-1000-231-9) - 00:01:57
Father's passing at an earlier age (ddr-densho-1000-231-10) - 00:06:47
Summer job working in the Alaska canneries (ddr-densho-1000-231-11) - 00:07:22
Questioned by government officials prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-231-12) - 00:04:19
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "I was incredulous" (ddr-densho-1000-231-13) - 00:05:58
Knowledge that father had a gun hidden in the house (ddr-densho-1000-231-14) - 00:04:53
Seeing Chinese Americans wearing "I am Chinese" buttons (ddr-densho-1000-231-15) - 00:01:29
Receiving notice of removal from Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-231-16) - 00:04:37
Brother's transfer to Washington State University to avoid mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-231-17) - 00:02:50
Memories of assembly center: coyotes howling at night (ddr-densho-1000-231-18) - 00:02:26
Dealing with the camp guards (ddr-densho-1000-231-19) - 00:04:09
Obtaining permission to leave camp for Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-231-20) - 00:02:52
Adjusting to life in the small town of Sheridan, Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-231-21) - 00:01:50
Attending the University of Nebraska (ddr-densho-1000-231-22) - 00:03:37
Deferred from military service for medical reasons (ddr-densho-1000-231-23) - 00:03:41
Pursuing a doctorate in pharmacology (ddr-densho-1000-231-24) - 00:02:00
Working in Yonkers, New York, interacting with the Jewish community there (ddr-densho-1000-231-25) - 00:03:26
Getting married, having children (ddr-densho-1000-231-26) - 00:04:22
Reflections: writing about life experiences (ddr-densho-1000-231-27) - 00:05:41
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Mother's family background

00:04:37 — Segment 3 of 27

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September 5, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Eugene Tatsuru Kimura

Eugene Tatsuru Kimura Interview

01:42:33 — 27 segments

September 5, 2008

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born September 19, 1922, in Sheridan, Wyoming. At a young age, moved to Seattle, Washington, and spent most of childhood there. Was enrolled at the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, before returning with family to Sheridan. Attended the University of Nevada and later earned a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Chicago.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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