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Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 13

Born in Dominguez Hills, California (ddr-densho-1000-391-1) -
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-391-2) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-391-3) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-391-4) -
Tasked with cooking for family at an early age (ddr-densho-1000-391-5) -
Helping out on family's vegetable farm (ddr-densho-1000-391-6) -
Attending school (ddr-densho-1000-391-7) -
Growing up in a large family (ddr-densho-1000-391-8) -
Siblings have "American" names (ddr-densho-1000-391-9) -
Experiencing racism after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-391-10) -
Selling possessions in preparation for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-391-11) -
Deciding what to pack for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-391-12) -
Memories of the train ride to Tulare (ddr-densho-1000-391-13) -
First arriving at the Tulare Assembly Center: crammed into one room (ddr-densho-1000-391-14) -
Father's arrest by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-391-15) -
Reuniting with father in camp (ddr-densho-1000-391-16) -
Attending Japanese language school and church (ddr-densho-1000-391-17) -
Brother avoids incarceration by working on the East Coast during the war (ddr-densho-1000-391-18) -
Working in camp as a diet tech (ddr-densho-1000-391-19) -
Job in camp: babysitting school principal's daughter (ddr-densho-1000-391-20) -
Description of camp school principal (ddr-densho-1000-391-21) -
Making friends in camp (ddr-densho-1000-391-22) -
Leaving camp for Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-391-23) -
Living in Chicago after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-391-24) -
Returning to California with family (ddr-densho-1000-391-25) -
(ddr-densho-1000-391-26) -
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1000-391-27) -
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-391-28) -
Getting married in the Buddhist church (ddr-densho-1000-391-29) -
Becoming a dietician (ddr-densho-1000-391-30) -
A hereditary propensity for good health (ddr-densho-1000-391-31) -
Father helps deliver siblings before the war (ddr-densho-1000-391-32) -
Visiting Japan postwar (ddr-densho-1000-391-33) -
Involvement in the Methodist church (ddr-densho-1000-391-34) -
Participating in community activities (ddr-densho-1000-391-35) -
Raising children (ddr-densho-1000-391-36) -
Effects of wartime experiences on family (ddr-densho-1000-391-37) -
Reuniting with little boy from camp (ddr-densho-1000-391-38) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-391-39) -
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Memories of the train ride to Tulare

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 7, 2012

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Nancy Shimotsu

Nancy Shimotsu Interview

02:42:09 — 39 segments

February 7, 2012

Los Angeles, California

Nisei female. Born July 23, 1922, in Dominguez Hills, California. Grew up in Dominguez Hills, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for several years in Chicago, Illinois, before returned to California. Became a dietition after the war.

(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.)

Sharon Yamato, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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