Cookie Takeshita Segment 1

Father's family background, getting into the gardening business (ddr-densho-1000-465-1) - 0:07:15
Parents' meeting and marriage (ddr-densho-1000-465-2) - 0:07:59
Issei father barred from buying property before the war (ddr-densho-1000-465-3) - 0:03:23
Attending Japanese language school before the war (ddr-densho-1000-465-4) - 0:08:47
Growing up in a Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-465-5) - 0:04:44
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, remembering the kindness of the school principal (ddr-densho-1000-465-6) - 0:05:39
Moving out of Alameda when the war started (ddr-densho-1000-465-7) - 0:05:57
Hearing of families where the father was arrested by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-465-8) - 0:11:00
First impressions of the Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-465-9) - 0:07:48
A visit in camp from a former teacher (ddr-densho-1000-465-10) - 0:05:35
Memories of the train ride to Amache (ddr-densho-1000-465-11) - 0:04:31
Adopting a nickname (ddr-densho-1000-465-12) - 0:05:02
A close group of friends in camp (ddr-densho-1000-465-13) - 0:13:02
The so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and military volunteers (ddr-densho-1000-465-14) - 0:06:58
Leaving camp and going to school in Cleveland (ddr-densho-1000-465-15) - 0:06:40
Returning to California, trying out work as a housecleaner (ddr-densho-1000-465-16) - 0:09:41
Taking the civil service exam and finding a job (ddr-densho-1000-465-17) - 0:10:15
Attending college and finding a job at UC Berkeley (ddr-densho-1000-465-18) - 0:07:08
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-465-19) - 0:07:03
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Father's family background, getting into the gardening business

0:07:15 — Segment 1 of 19

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March 11, 2019

Densho Visual History Collection


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Cookie Takeshita

Cookie Takeshita Interview

2:20:42 — 19 segments

March 11, 2019

Emeryville, California

Nisei female. Born April 1, 1929, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father ran a gardening business. During World War II, family was ordered to leave Alameda and moved to Cortez, California, before being sent to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp to attend school in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. After the war, worked for many years at UC Berkeley.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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