Bernadette Suda Horiuchi Interview Segment 26

Significance of name (ddr-densho-1000-239-1) - 00:02:19
Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1000-239-2) - 00:03:19
Parents' early life in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-239-3) - 00:04:38
Living seasonally in Seattle and Bellevue (ddr-densho-1000-239-4) - 00:03:49
Living in a log cabin as a child (ddr-densho-1000-239-5) - 00:03:04
Attending elementary school (ddr-densho-1000-239-6) - 00:05:11
Losing most of family in a terrible ferry accident (ddr-densho-1000-239-7) - 00:07:34
Memories of surviving ferry accident (ddr-densho-1000-239-8) - 00:06:00
Living at Maryknoll school (ddr-densho-1000-239-9) - 00:05:14
Working as a housegirl (ddr-densho-1000-239-10) - 00:04:37
Meeting husband for the first time, hearing stories about him (ddr-densho-1000-239-11) - 00:08:04
Husband's conversion to Catholicism (ddr-densho-1000-239-12) - 00:01:43
Memories of wedding day (ddr-densho-1000-239-13) - 00:03:13
Setting up a home in Wyoming: "it looked like an old Western town" (ddr-densho-1000-239-14) - 00:03:52
Raising a family in Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-239-15) - 00:04:52
Father's accidentally shooting a gun inside the house (ddr-densho-1000-239-16) - 00:02:52
Childhood memories of running errands (ddr-densho-1000-239-17) - 00:03:11
Father's academic ambitions (ddr-densho-1000-239-18) - 00:02:14
Living in Wyoming, husband's art (ddr-densho-1000-239-19) - 00:03:14
Husband's hobby: writing and staging plays (ddr-densho-1000-239-20) - 00:05:01
Description of Japanese community activities in Rock Springs, Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-239-21) - 00:02:23
Backlash towards Japanese American railroad workers following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-239-22) - 00:05:47
Losing home after husband's firing from railroad job (ddr-densho-1000-239-23) - 00:04:12
Raising two active children (ddr-densho-1000-239-24) - 00:01:36
Facing discrimination in the coal mining industry (ddr-densho-1000-239-25) - 00:02:06
Feeling people in concentration camps were lucky compared with hardships faced in Wyoming (ddr-densho-1000-239-26) - 00:02:35
Visiting husband's family in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-239-27) - 00:06:01
Returning to Washington state after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-239-28) - 00:03:46
Husband's postwar work in an auto repair shop (ddr-densho-1000-239-29) - 00:04:41
Difficulty finding a job after husband's work-related accident (ddr-densho-1000-239-30) - 00:05:12
Husband begins selling artwork (ddr-densho-1000-239-31) - 00:06:56
Husband Paul Horiuchi commissioned to create a mural for Seattle's World's Fair (ddr-densho-1000-239-32) - 00:05:45
Working for a bank after the war (ddr-densho-1000-239-33) - 00:04:12
Husband's connection to Mark Tobey, another prominent Seattle artist (ddr-densho-1000-239-34) - 00:04:39
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-239-35) - 00:02:16
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Feeling people in concentration camps were lucky compared with hardships faced in Wyoming

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May 19, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Bernadette Suda Horiuchi

Bernadette Suda Horiuchi Interview

02:26:08 — 35 segments

May 19, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born February 11, 1913, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, areas. In 1928, was involved in a serious ferry accident in which five of her family members, including both of her parents, perished. Married renowned artist Paul Horiuchi and lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where Paul worked for a railroad company. Lived in Wyoming during World War II before eventually returning to Seattle.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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