Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview Segment 12

Father's family background: attending college in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-393-1) -
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-393-2) -
Helping in family's grocery store (ddr-densho-1000-393-3) -
Showing photographs of father's grocery stores (ddr-densho-1000-393-4) -
Growing up in a predominately Latino neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-393-5) -
Memories of attending the Maryknoll school (ddr-densho-1000-393-6) -
Celebrating holidays and kenjinkai picnics (ddr-densho-1000-393-7) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor after attending a movie (ddr-densho-1000-393-8) -
First impressions of Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-393-9) -
Memories of the train ride to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-393-10) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-393-11) -
Joining the Boy Scouts in camp (ddr-densho-1000-393-12) -
Going on hikes out the camp with the Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-1000-393-13) -
Participating in a stamp club in camp (ddr-densho-1000-393-14) -
Coping with unpleasant living conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1000-393-15) -
Description of Estelle Ishigo (ddr-densho-1000-393-16) -
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-393-17) -
Leaving camp and returning to California (ddr-densho-1000-393-18) -
Father starts up a hotel business in the Little Tokyo area (ddr-densho-1000-393-19) -
Attending high school, participating in sports (ddr-densho-1000-393-20) -
Being drafted into the military after graduating from high school (ddr-densho-1000-393-21) -
Visiting relatives in Japan while serving in the army (ddr-densho-1000-393-22) -
Returning to California and becoming a teacher (ddr-densho-1000-393-23) -
Remaining active in the Boy Scouts after the war (ddr-densho-1000-393-24) -
Staying active in Japanese American community organizations (ddr-densho-1000-393-25) -
Description of photographs (ddr-densho-1000-393-26) -
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Joining the Boy Scouts in camp

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February 8, 2012

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Bill Hiroshi Shishima

Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview

02:44:19 — 26 segments

February 8, 2012

Los Angeles California

Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to California, then was drafted into the army. After service, returned to Los Angeles and became a teacher.

(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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