Homer Yasui Interview Segment 7

Working as an orderly in two camp hospitals (ddr-densho-1000-491-1) - 0:07:13
An eventful job as a "toilet inspector" in camp (ddr-densho-1000-491-2) - 0:04:04
Treating a non-Japanese American person at a camp hospital (ddr-densho-1000-491-3) - 0:02:45
Conflict with Japanese Americans from Hawaii in camp (ddr-densho-1000-491-4) - 0:05:58
Leaving camp to attend the University of Denver (ddr-densho-1000-491-5) - 0:03:55
Living in a rooming house in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-491-6) - 0:02:58
Becoming close to Japanese Americans at the University of Denver (ddr-densho-1000-491-7) - 0:03:23
Deciding to apply to medical school (ddr-densho-1000-491-8) - 0:03:02
Experiencing discrimination while in medical school (ddr-densho-1000-491-9) - 0:02:11
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-491-10) - 0:03:20
Getting married and deciding to return to Oregon (ddr-densho-1000-491-11) - 0:03:28
Mostly interacting with Japanese Americans in Portland (ddr-densho-1000-491-12) - 0:01:57
Medical residency in Portland (ddr-densho-1000-491-13) - 0:02:44
Deciding to join the Navy (ddr-densho-1000-491-14) - 0:05:52
Setting up medical practice, joining the U.S. Naval Reserve (ddr-densho-1000-491-15) - 0:06:32
Observations while stationed in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-491-16) - 0:02:46
Views on the "model minority" concept (ddr-densho-1000-491-17) - 0:03:01
Thoughts on the pressures of being Nisei (ddr-densho-1000-491-18) - 0:01:40
Opinions of Sansei and future generations of Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-491-19) - 0:02:57
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-491-20) - 0:02:20
Discussion about Min Yasui and Joe Grant Masaoka's trip to Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-1000-491-21) - 0:04:41
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Becoming close to Japanese Americans at the University of Denver

0:03:23 — Segment 7 of 21

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Homer Yasui

Homer Yasui Interview

1:17:09 — 21 segments


Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1924, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where father and uncles ran a store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended college in Denver and Philadelphia. Eventually became a physician and returned to Oregon.

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


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