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Elsa Kudo Interview Segment 16

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-388-1) -
Growing up in Peru and being homeschooled by father (ddr-densho-1000-388-2) -
Description of father: ambitious and resourceful (ddr-densho-1000-388-3) -
Memories of a happy childhood (ddr-densho-1000-388-4) -
Mother's skill in cooking (ddr-densho-1000-388-5) -
Father is arrested by the FBI during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-388-6) -
Vivid memories of the day of her father's arrest (ddr-densho-1000-388-7) -
Mother continues running family store after father is taken away (ddr-densho-1000-388-8) -
Father's strategies in running a successful business (ddr-densho-1000-388-9) -
The journey by boat the U.S.: mother begs an American soldier for milk for her infant (ddr-densho-1000-388-10) -
Reuniting with father in Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-388-11) -
Learning English as a child in Crystal City (ddr-densho-1000-388-12) -
Living and working at Seabrook Farms (ddr-densho-1000-388-13) -
Being labeled "illegal entry" by the U.S. government (ddr-densho-1000-388-14) -
Moving with family to Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-388-15) -
A difficult housing situation in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-388-16) -
Meeting future husband and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-388-17) -
Making the decision to move to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-388-18) -
Other family members move to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-388-19) -
The importance of family (ddr-densho-1000-388-20) -
Getting involved with the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund (ddr-densho-1000-388-21) -
Discussion of the Campaign for Justice (ddr-densho-1000-388-22) -
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A difficult housing situation in Chicago

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 6, 2012

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Elsa Kudo

Elsa Kudo Interview

02:44:28 — 22 segments

February 6, 2012

Honolulu, Hawaii

Sansei female. Born September 29, 1936, in Canete, Peru. Grew up in Peru where parents ran a successful store. During World War II, father was arrested by the FBI and removed from the family. Elsa and her mother and siblings were deported from Peru and taken by ship to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, and reunited with her father. After leaving camp, the family worked at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, and then moved to Chicago, Illinois. Elsa eventually resettled in Hawaii.

(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.)

Kelli Nakamura, interviewer; Mathew Medeiros, videographer

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