Victor Ikeda Interview Segment 1

Memories of childhood in Friday Harbor, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-487-1) - 0:07:08
Importance of prefectural connections (ddr-densho-1000-487-2) - 0:04:39
Catching octopus as a child (ddr-densho-1000-487-3) - 0:05:07
Living in Seattle, catching shrimp to sell (ddr-densho-1000-487-4) - 0:04:42
Description of Seattle's Japantown before World War II (ddr-densho-1000-487-5) - 0:06:40
Remembering the "seedier" parts of town (ddr-densho-1000-487-6) - 0:05:53
Description of other families in the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-487-7) - 0:03:46
Playing in sports leagues (ddr-densho-1000-487-8) - 0:02:38
Parents lease a different hotel (ddr-densho-1000-487-9) - 0:04:11
Playing baseball and basketball (ddr-densho-1000-487-10) - 0:02:24
The formation of a close-knit group of friends in camp (ddr-densho-1000-487-11) - 0:05:13
Origins of Nisei nicknames (ddr-densho-1000-487-12) - 0:04:13
Connection between nicknames and identity (ddr-densho-1000-487-13) - 0:05:03
Recreational activities in camp (ddr-densho-1000-487-14) - 0:02:55
Spending time with close group of friends, moving to a different camp (ddr-densho-1000-487-15) - 0:08:56
A near fight in camp (ddr-densho-1000-487-16) - 0:03:23
Introduction of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in camp (ddr-densho-1000-487-17) - 0:05:20
Hearing about some friends who became draft resisters (ddr-densho-1000-487-18) - 0:03:53
Lingering tension in the Japanese American community related to draft resistance (ddr-densho-1000-487-19) - 0:09:19
Generational differences in willingness to share personal stories (ddr-densho-1000-487-20) - 0:07:05
Concern about how the Japanese American experience is shared (ddr-densho-1000-487-21) - 0:06:34
Reflections: diversity of stories (ddr-densho-1000-487-22) - 0:05:08
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Memories of childhood in Friday Harbor, Washington

0:07:08 — Segment 1 of 22

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Victor Ikeda

Victor Ikeda Interview

1:57:19 — 22 segments


Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born February 4, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle's Japantown area, where parents operated a hotel. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Minnesota, was drafted, and trained in the Military Intelligence Service Language School. After World War II, worked as a transportation agent with the Department of Army Quartermaster Corps.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Barbara Yasui, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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