Art Ishida Interview Segment 1

Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1000-363-1) -
Growing up in southern California (ddr-densho-1000-363-2) -
Attending school and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-363-3) -
Growing up on family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-363-4) -
Going to Japan as a child (ddr-densho-1000-363-5) -
Adjusting to life in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-363-6) -
Attending school in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-363-7) -
Father passes away in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-363-8) -
Participating in sports, recreational activities (ddr-densho-1000-363-9) -
Returning to the U.S. and living with father's friend (ddr-densho-1000-363-10) -
Returning to grammar school to learn English (ddr-densho-1000-363-11) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-363-12) -
Going to assembly center in a caravan of private cars; memories of Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-363-13) -
First impressions of Jerome (ddr-densho-1000-363-14) -
Working as a lumberjack in camp, building own furniture (ddr-densho-1000-363-15) -
Social activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-363-16) -
Answering "no-yes" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-363-17) -
Transferring to Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-363-18) -
Activities in camp: joining the band, printing Christmas cards (ddr-densho-1000-363-19) -
Hearing about unrest within the camp (ddr-densho-1000-363-20) -
Transferring to Minidoka under threat of violence (ddr-densho-1000-363-21) -
Leaving camp for Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-363-22) -
Drafted into the army and being shipped to Korea (ddr-densho-1000-363-23) -
Transferring to the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-363-24) -
Visiting Japan on furlough (ddr-densho-1000-363-25) -
Returning to Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-363-26) -
Raising a family in southern California (ddr-densho-1000-363-27) -
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Parents' family background

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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August 24, 2011

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Art Ishida

Art Ishida Interview

02:43:02 — 27 segments

August 24, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born June 2, 1921, in Fresno, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles, California, before moving to Japan with parents in 1929 and returning to California in the 1930s. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Gave a qualified answer on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire and was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Moved briefly to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before being released from camp and living in Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the military and served in Korea as an interpreter for the Military Intelligence Service. 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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