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Parents' family backgrounds

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March 13, 2019

Densho Visual History Collection


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Helen Takeshita

Helen Takeshita Interview

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Emeryville, California

Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually returned to San Francisco.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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