Molly Enta Kitajima Interview Segment 2

Family background: nearly given to another family for adoption (ddr-densho-1000-400-1) - 00:06:04
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-400-2) - 00:06:53
Father's early life in Canada (ddr-densho-1000-400-3) - 00:04:21
Description of father's entrepreneurial spirit (ddr-densho-1000-400-4) - 00:11:08
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-400-5) - 00:03:14
A typical day: helping out on family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-400-6) - 00:05:34
Relationship with neighbor farmers (ddr-densho-1000-400-7) - 00:06:13
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-400-8) - 00:07:32
Father leaves family for a time to return to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-400-9) - 00:07:03
Father returns to Canada and rejoins family (ddr-densho-1000-400-10) - 00:03:26
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while attending a community meeting (ddr-densho-1000-400-11) - 00:07:05
Coping with restrictions after the war started (ddr-densho-1000-400-12) - 00:04:56
Family farm becomes a refuge for Japanese Canadians avoiding the RCMP (ddr-densho-1000-400-13) - 00:08:27
Preparing to leave family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-400-14) - 00:06:24
Memories of the train ride inland (ddr-densho-1000-400-15) - 00:08:13
Family is left to its own devices on a farm inland (ddr-densho-1000-400-16) - 00:06:07
Working in Winnipeg during the winters (ddr-densho-1000-400-17) - 00:04:44
Reuniting with father after a family tragedy (ddr-densho-1000-400-18) - 00:08:05
Meeting future husband, a Japanese American serving with the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-1000-400-19) - 00:09:15
Taking a trip to Cuba to meet Japanese Cubans (ddr-densho-1000-400-20) - 00:09:42
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-400-21) - 00:08:35
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Father's family background

00:06:53 — Segment 2 of 21

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March 20, 2012

Densho Visual History Collection


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Molly Enta Kitajima

Molly Enta Kitajima Interview

02:23:01 — 21 segments

March 20, 2012

San Jose, California

Nisei female. Born October 10, 1925, in Strawberry Hill, British Columbia, near Vancouver. Grew up in Strawberry Hill where parents ran a farm. During World War II, family was removed inland to a farm near Winnipeg. Molly eventually married and moved to California.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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