Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II Segment 16

Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-250-1) - 00:02:51
Father's background: interest in pursuing education (ddr-densho-1000-250-2) - 00:02:14
Finding out about mother's first marriage (ddr-densho-1000-250-3) - 00:04:22
Description of parents: running a hotel (ddr-densho-1000-250-4) - 00:06:55
Moving from Sacramento to Los Angeles with family at age nine (ddr-densho-1000-250-5) - 00:04:53
Memories of community activities as a young person (ddr-densho-1000-250-6) - 00:06:02
Growing up in a musical family (ddr-densho-1000-250-7) - 00:06:14
Coming to terms with Japanese American identity: wanting to become a popular entertainer (ddr-densho-1000-250-8) - 00:04:18
Growing up with Japanese cultural values (ddr-densho-1000-250-9) - 00:03:06
A few role models during adolescence (ddr-densho-1000-250-10) - 00:02:51
Experiencing prejudice in school following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "At that point, I was mad at Japan" (ddr-densho-1000-250-11) - 00:06:11
Rushing into marriage for fear of being separated during mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-250-12) - 00:07:28
Coping with birth of first child in camp (ddr-densho-1000-250-13) - 00:11:28
Transferring to Jerome concentration camp to care for dying father (ddr-densho-1000-250-14) - 00:06:05
More stable living conditions in Jerome (ddr-densho-1000-250-15) - 00:03:59
Husband's overseas military service; separation puts strain on marriage (ddr-densho-1000-250-16) - 00:03:03
Returning to Los Angeles after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-250-17) - 00:05:44
Living in Japan with other families of military intelligence servicemen (ddr-densho-1000-250-18) - 00:09:53
Getting remarried, having two more children (ddr-densho-1000-250-19) - 00:02:58
Living in New York City and working for several nonprofit organizations (ddr-densho-1000-250-20) - 00:10:46
Getting involved with AAA, Asian Americans for Action (ddr-densho-1000-250-21) - 00:02:56
Deciding to marry one more time (ddr-densho-1000-250-22) - 00:03:56
Doing key archival research at the National Archives (ddr-densho-1000-250-23) - 00:08:44
Significance of role in redress movement as archival researcher (ddr-densho-1000-250-24) - 00:06:00
Role as an archival researcher: "It was like a second career for me" (ddr-densho-1000-250-25) - 00:07:33
The accomplishments of the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-250-26) - 00:04:58
Thoughts on the current state of the United States government (ddr-densho-1000-250-27) - 00:07:42
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Husband's overseas military service; separation puts strain on marriage

00:03:03 — Segment 16 of 27

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July 7, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II

02:33:10 — 27 segments

July 7, 2009

Torrance, California

Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC), the three coram nobis cases. Consultant to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History exhibition. "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the United States Constitution"; and consultant for the Justice Department's Office of Redress Administration.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho