June M. Hoshida Honma Interview Segment 8

Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1000-256-1) - 00:02:31
Description of parents (ddr-densho-1000-256-2) - 00:04:30
Having to leave disabled older sister in an institution during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-256-3) - 00:06:13
Memories of father's arrest by FBI and detainment at Sand Island (ddr-densho-1000-256-4) - 00:04:50
Visiting father in Sand Island (ddr-densho-1000-256-5) - 00:05:08
Arriving in Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas (ddr-densho-1000-256-6) - 00:03:57
Relationship between Hawaiians and mainlanders in Jerome (ddr-densho-1000-256-7) - 00:05:58
Reuniting with father and transferring to Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-256-8) - 00:05:09
First impressions of Gila, Arizona: "We had more freedom in Gila" (ddr-densho-1000-256-9) - 00:04:37
Leaving camp and spending time in California before returning to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-256-10) - 00:03:47
Feeling happy to return to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-256-11) - 00:03:38
Memories of a destructive tidal wave (ddr-densho-1000-256-12) - 00:07:18
Rebuilding after family business was destroyed by tsunami (ddr-densho-1000-256-13) - 00:03:52
Returning to school: "I was 'haolified'" (ddr-densho-1000-256-14) - 00:02:58
Little awareness about mainland camp experiences in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-256-15) - 00:06:23
Father's documenting of his World War II experiences through artwork (ddr-densho-1000-256-16) - 00:04:20
Postwar experiences: getting married, moving to California, and attending college while raising a family (ddr-densho-1000-256-17) - 00:05:16
Moving to Carson, California (ddr-densho-1000-256-18) - 00:02:26
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1000-256-19) - 00:01:53
Continuing community work to spread the story of Japanese Hawaiians (ddr-densho-1000-256-20) - 00:06:25
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-256-21) - 00:04:46
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Reuniting with father and transferring to Gila River concentration camp

00:05:09 — Segment 8 of 21

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July 9, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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June M. Hoshida Honma

June M. Hoshida Honma Interview

01:35:55 — 21 segments

July 9, 2009

Torrance, California

Nisei female. Born June 23, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, father was picked up by the FBI and detained at Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, to be reunited with him. After Jerome closed, transferred to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Returned to Hawaii after leaving camp, where father tried to establish an appliance repair business in Hilo, which was destroyed by a tsunami in 1946. Married and moved to California. Active with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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