Grace Watanabe Kimura Interview Segment 1

Born in Los Angeles, California (ddr-densho-1000-249-1) - 00:01:24
Father's family background: raised in a Christian orphanage (ddr-densho-1000-249-2) - 00:03:44
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-249-3) - 00:05:29
Growing up in Boyle Heights, a multiethnic neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-249-4) - 00:03:29
Father's role as pastor at a Baptist church (ddr-densho-1000-249-5) - 00:03:10
Memories of elementary school, celebrating holidays (ddr-densho-1000-249-6) - 00:03:26
Visiting Japan as a child (ddr-densho-1000-249-7) - 00:03:01
Losing family home to fire (ddr-densho-1000-249-8) - 00:02:05
Parents' founding of the Fundamental Baptist Mission (ddr-densho-1000-249-9) - 00:08:32
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-249-10) - 00:05:23
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; preparing for removal while father is very ill (ddr-densho-1000-249-11) - 00:06:07
First impressions of Poston: having to share a barracks room with another family (ddr-densho-1000-249-12) - 00:06:44
Coping with life in Poston, passing of father (ddr-densho-1000-249-13) - 00:04:32
Leaving camp to live and work in Texas as a schoolgirl (ddr-densho-1000-249-14) - 00:05:10
Attending college (ddr-densho-1000-249-15) - 00:03:22
Moving to Chicago after graduating from college (ddr-densho-1000-249-16) - 00:06:38
Meeting future husband and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-249-17) - 00:02:46
Sisters' wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-249-18) - 00:02:35
Living in New York, having children (ddr-densho-1000-249-19) - 00:04:13
Raising children, moving back to Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-249-20) - 00:08:30
Testifying at the redress hearings (ddr-densho-1000-249-21) - 00:04:10
Reflections: legacy of parents (ddr-densho-1000-249-22) - 00:04:57
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Born in Los Angeles, California

00:01:24 — Segment 1 of 22

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July 7, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Grace Watanabe Kimura

Grace Watanabe Kimura Interview

01:39:27 — 22 segments

July 7, 2009

Torrance, California

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Boyle Heights, where father was a prominent Baptist minister, establishing his own church. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Obtained student leave to finish high school in Abilene, Texas. Post-World War II, graduated from college in Texas, and lived in Chicago and New York.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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