David Sakura Interview I Segment 12

Family background: description of paternal grandfather (ddr-densho-1000-498-1) - 0:09:59
Description of mother's parents (ddr-densho-1000-498-2) - 0:07:20
Father's growing up in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-498-3) - 0:11:36
Huge impact of grandfather's passing on father's family (ddr-densho-1000-498-4) - 0:12:25
Early memories of growing up in a Japanese American mill town community (ddr-densho-1000-498-5) - 0:08:11
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-498-6) - 0:09:27
Family's ties to the Lake View Cemetery (ddr-densho-1000-498-7) - 0:08:13
A child's memories of preparing for camp: losing family dog (ddr-densho-1000-498-8) - 0:05:00
Lasting effects of the camp experience (ddr-densho-1000-498-9) - 0:08:36
Remembering the train ride and arrival at Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-498-10) - 0:06:36
Living conditions and elementary school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-498-11) - 0:06:30
Becoming "head of the family" at age seven when father volunteered for the army (ddr-densho-1000-498-12) - 0:06:18
Mother's difficulties having to raise three children in camp alone (ddr-densho-1000-498-13) - 0:09:57
Uncles' and aunts' wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-498-14) - 0:06:29
Leaving camp for Wisconsin (ddr-densho-1000-498-15) - 0:05:14
Mother's experiences resettling in Wisconsin with her children (ddr-densho-1000-498-16) - 0:07:02
Moving to public housing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ddr-densho-1000-498-17) - 0:13:00
A few memories of Milwaukee (ddr-densho-1000-498-18) - 0:05:47
Attending high school with only one other Japanese American student (ddr-densho-1000-498-19) - 0:07:32
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Becoming "head of the family" at age seven when father volunteered for the army

0:06:18 — Segment 12 of 19

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David Sakura

David Sakura Interview I

2:37:10 — 19 segments


Thornton, New Hampshire

Sansei male. Born March 28, 1936, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Eatonville, Washington, where father worked for a lumber company. During World War II, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Father served in the U.S. Army during the war. After leaving camp, lived in public housing on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school. Attended Bryan College in Tennessee. Involved in numerous Japanese American community organizations on the East Coast, particularly the Japanese American Citizens League.

Virginia Yamada, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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