Setsu Tsuboi Tanemura Interview Segment 1

Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-266-1) - 00:03:25
Father's family background: landowners in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-266-2) - 00:09:09
Father's penchant for organizing upon first arriving in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-266-3) - 00:04:31
Father's personality: stubborn streak (ddr-densho-1000-266-4) - 00:06:12
Parents' marriage: finding out later about older stepbrother who stayed in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-266-5) - 00:09:06
Mother's family background: educated, from a prosperous family (ddr-densho-1000-266-6) - 00:06:14
Losing mother at age two; father enlists the aid of a Swedish family to help raise daughter (ddr-densho-1000-266-7) - 00:09:23
Raised in a Swedish American family from age two to eight (ddr-densho-1000-266-8) - 00:05:43
Growing up in a non-Japanese American community: "it was quite a lot of surface acceptance" (ddr-densho-1000-266-9) - 00:06:25
Returning to live with father and sister, attending Japanese language school for the first time (ddr-densho-1000-266-10) - 00:07:45
Attending Catholic church for a time as a child (ddr-densho-1000-266-11) - 00:02:33
Participating in Japanese community activities: picnics, talent shows (ddr-densho-1000-266-12) - 00:05:39
School principal writes a supportive letter for Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-266-13) - 00:03:08
Preparing for mass removal: father endures monetary losses (ddr-densho-1000-266-14) - 00:08:19
Dealing with living conditions in assembly center: having chocolate bars from home to share (ddr-densho-1000-266-15) - 00:04:49
Activities for young people in camp (ddr-densho-1000-266-16) - 00:05:07
Traveling by train to the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-266-17) - 00:06:04
Working the camp hospital as a thirteen-year-old (ddr-densho-1000-266-18) - 00:07:30
Older sister returns to Portland first and gets a job so family could follow (ddr-densho-1000-266-19) - 00:08:58
Finishing high school (ddr-densho-1000-266-20) - 00:04:48
Earning a scholarship to attend college (ddr-densho-1000-266-21) - 00:06:54
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-266-22) - 00:05:16
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-266-23) - 00:06:30
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ddr-densho-1000-266-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-tsetsu-01-0001)

Origins of name

00:03:25 — Segment 1 of 23

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November 12, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Setsu Tsuboi Tanemura

Setsu Tsuboi Tanemura Interview

02:23:28 — 23 segments

November 12, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born February 28, 1930, in Portland, Oregon. After losing mother at age two, went to live with a Swedish family until age nine. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Portland to finish school following World War II.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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