Paul Takagi Interview Segment 9

Origins of name, description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-327-1) - 00:06:13
Father's family background: immigration to the U.S. at a young age (ddr-densho-1000-327-2) - 00:06:03
Mother's immigration to the U.S. as a "picture bride" (ddr-densho-1000-327-3) - 00:11:20
Description of father: self-taught (ddr-densho-1000-327-4) - 00:08:41
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-327-5) - 00:03:13
Preparing for mass removal: losing family property to a greedy neighbor (ddr-densho-1000-327-6) - 00:06:04
Getting a job as an orderly in the camp hospital (ddr-densho-1000-327-7) - 00:05:26
Discussion of the "Manzanar Riot" (ddr-densho-1000-327-8) - 00:06:29
Sitting up in the hospital with a man who was shot during the "Manzanar Riot" (ddr-densho-1000-327-9) - 00:05:54
A confrontation with a writing instructor over wartime story (ddr-densho-1000-327-10) - 00:09:48
Encountering ethical dilemmas in camp (ddr-densho-1000-327-11) - 00:05:57
Discussion of different social groups in camp (ddr-densho-1000-327-12) - 00:07:28
(ddr-densho-1000-327-13) - 00:04:35
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-327-14) - 00:04:16
Observing changes in father as a result of wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-327-15) - 00:04:09
Serving in the military (ddr-densho-1000-327-16) - 00:04:31
Moving to Berkeley; influenced by friend to return to school (ddr-densho-1000-327-17) - 00:09:21
Controversial research attracts governmental attention (ddr-densho-1000-327-18) - 00:12:28
Involvement in Asian American Studies (ddr-densho-1000-327-19) - 00:08:46
Description of photographs (ddr-densho-1000-327-20) - 00:13:50
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Sitting up in the hospital with a man who was shot during the "Manzanar Riot"

00:05:54 — Segment 9 of 20

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March 16, 2011

Densho Visual History Collection


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Paul Takagi

Paul Takagi Interview

02:24:32 — 20 segments

March 16, 2011

Oakland, California

Nisei male. Born May 3, 1923, in Auburn, California. Grew up in the Sacramento Valley, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked as a hospital orderly in camp. Forced to sit with a young man who had been shot during the "Manzanar Riot," and quit job as an orderly as a result of this incident. Served in the Military Intelligence Service. Left camp and attended the University of Illinois for a time, then moved to Berkeley to complete school. While a professor at Berkeley, published numerous findings, including studies regarding police use of deadly force. Mr. Akagi passed away in 2015.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer


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