Yae Wada Segment 14

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Returning to Berkeley after the war ended

0:04:31 — Segment 14 of 18

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April 12, 2019

Densho Visual History Collection


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Yae Wada

Yae Wada Interview

2:16:48 — 18 segments


Berkeley, California

Nisei female. Born November 3, 1919, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Berkeley, where father ran a laundry business. Graduated from school and opened a beauty shop in 1940. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Had two children in camp and suffered numerous medical complications. After leaving camp, lived for several years in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Berkeley.

Patricia Wakida, interviewer; Kealani Kitaura, videographer


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