Hal Keimi Segment 11

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-densho-1000-458-1) - 0:04:16
Description of family's dry cleaning business (ddr-densho-1000-458-2) - 0:07:42
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-458-3) - 0:07:34
Family moves to the Boyle Heights neighborhood to be closer to family during mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-458-4) - 0:04:51
Living conditions at the Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-458-5) - 0:06:20
Activities at Santa Anita: sports and talent shows (ddr-densho-1000-458-6) - 0:06:44
First arriving at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-458-7) - 0:06:59
Coping with the severe temperatures in camp (ddr-densho-1000-458-8) - 0:02:56
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-458-9) - 0:08:07
Joining the Boy Scouts in camp, going on a trip to Yellowstone (ddr-densho-1000-458-10) - 0:04:54
Participating in Boy Scouts activities (ddr-densho-1000-458-11) - 0:06:43
Receiving a pass to leave camp for a day to visit a local town (ddr-densho-1000-458-12) - 0:05:24
Family members split up and leave camp at different times (ddr-densho-1000-458-13) - 0:05:13
Living conditions in a trailer park after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-458-14) - 0:05:25
Mother finds a job working for a white family (ddr-densho-1000-458-15) - 0:03:22
Finishing high school, parents start up another dry cleaning business (ddr-densho-1000-458-16) - 0:05:53
Playing football and baseball in high school (ddr-densho-1000-458-17) - 0:04:50
Joining a community sponsored basketball team (ddr-densho-1000-458-18) - 0:06:26
Drafted into the army (ddr-densho-1000-458-19) - 0:04:10
Meeting future wife through a bowling league (ddr-densho-1000-458-20) - 0:07:01
Becoming a teacher and also coaching sports (ddr-densho-1000-458-21) - 0:02:15
Deciding to live in Monterey Park (ddr-densho-1000-458-22) - 0:02:46
Volunteering as a docent at the Japanese American National Museum (ddr-densho-1000-458-23) - 0:03:38
Learning to play the taiko drums and incorporating drumming into museum tours (ddr-densho-1000-458-24) - 0:03:23
Parents' postwar activities (ddr-densho-1000-458-25) - 0:03:05
Current activities with the Japanese American National Museum (ddr-densho-1000-458-26) - 0:03:44
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Participating in Boy Scouts activities

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February 5, 2019

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Hal Keimi

Hal Keimi Interview

0:00:00 — 26 segments

February 5, 2019

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born October 23, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, where parents ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a time in a trailer park in Lomita, California, before eventually returning to Los Angeles. Became a teacher and baseball coach, and longtime volunteer docent at the Japanese American National Museum.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; Emily Anderson, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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