Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 13

Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-309-1) -
Mother's immigration to the United States: becoming director of a shelter for "picture brides" (ddr-densho-1000-309-2) -
Parents' marriage (ddr-densho-1000-309-3) -
Origins of name (ddr-densho-1000-309-4) -
Mother's influence on several Japanese language schools (ddr-densho-1000-309-5) -
Memories of childhood home (ddr-densho-1000-309-6) -
Visiting Japan for several months (ddr-densho-1000-309-7) -
Returning to Los Angeles and attending grammar school (ddr-densho-1000-309-8) -
Helping in father's Little Tokyo office (ddr-densho-1000-309-9) -
First encountering discrimination at junior high school graduation party (ddr-densho-1000-309-10) -
Attending high school and joining a social club (ddr-densho-1000-309-11) -
Community responses after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-309-12) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-309-13) -
Coping with living conditions at Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-309-14) -
Working in camp (ddr-densho-1000-309-15) -
Hearing about the Santa Anita riot (ddr-densho-1000-309-16) -
Remembering the train trip to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-309-17) -
First impressions of Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-309-18) -
Leaving camp to attend college (ddr-densho-1000-309-19) -
Adjusting to college life (ddr-densho-1000-309-20) -
First exposure to segregation in the South (ddr-densho-1000-309-21) -
Having a "Japan Day" in summer camp during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-309-22) -
Spending Christmas and New Year's with family in camp (ddr-densho-1000-309-23) -
Parents' difficulties returning to life in Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-309-24) -
Getting married (ddr-densho-1000-309-25) -
Coping with father's suicide (ddr-densho-1000-309-26) -
Earning a college degree and finding work (ddr-densho-1000-309-27) -
Having children and choosing their names (ddr-densho-1000-309-28) -
Dealing with daughter's medical condition (ddr-densho-1000-309-29) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-309-30) -
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Preparing for mass removal

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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November 9, 2010

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ddr-densho-1000-309

Toshi Nagamori Ito

Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview

02:29:58 — 30 segments

November 9, 2010

Laguna Woods, California

Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in North Carolina. Eventually returned to California.

(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.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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