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Shig Yabu Interview Segment 1

Family background: mother a Nisei, grandparents immigrated to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-272-1) - 00:04:47
Mother's background: highly educated, single mother (ddr-densho-1000-272-2) - 00:09:59
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-272-3) - 00:03:35
Growing up in San Francisco: recreational activities, attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-272-4) - 00:04:33
Memories of Japanese American community activities (ddr-densho-1000-272-5) - 00:08:43
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-272-6) - 00:05:31
Leaving school to go to camp: class throws a farewell party (ddr-densho-1000-272-7) - 00:06:00
Having to leave pets behind (ddr-densho-1000-272-8) - 00:04:15
Leaving for Pomona Assembly Center, getting in fights in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-9) - 00:09:23
Living conditions at the Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-272-10) - 00:06:03
Memories of the train ride to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-272-11) - 00:06:14
Memories of Estelle Ishigo (ddr-densho-1000-272-12) - 00:04:07
Separation of groups in camp by hometown (ddr-densho-1000-272-13) - 00:02:34
Sports and recreational activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-14) - 00:04:29
Mother's role in camp as an older Nisei (ddr-densho-1000-272-15) - 00:05:00
Joining the Boy Scouts in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-16) - 00:05:54
Leaving camp to go hiking (ddr-densho-1000-272-17) - 00:05:25
Finding animals in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-18) - 00:05:41
Taking care of Maggie, a magpie bird, in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-19) - 00:09:25
An embarrassing incident in the mess hall (ddr-densho-1000-272-20) - 00:05:54
Thoughts on Sergeant Ben Kuroki and his visit to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-272-21) - 00:09:03
Preparing to leave camp and return home (ddr-densho-1000-272-22) - 00:03:51
Passing of beloved pet bird in camp (ddr-densho-1000-272-23) - 00:09:58
Deciding to write a book about pet bird and getting involved with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (ddr-densho-1000-272-24) - 00:12:35
The significance of Maggie story (ddr-densho-1000-272-25) - 00:06:09
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Family background: mother a Nisei, grandparents immigrated to the U.S.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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February 23, 2010

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ddr-densho-1000-272

Shig Yabu

Shig Yabu Interview

02:39:08 — 25 segments

February 23, 2010

Culver City, California

Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became involved with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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