Dotti Yasuko Tagawa Reisbord Interview Segment 2

Origins of nickname (ddr-densho-1000-509-1) - 0:01:54
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-509-2) - 0:02:36
Mother's family background: born in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-509-3) - 0:04:03
Parents' meeting and marriage (ddr-densho-1000-509-4) - 0:01:06
Description of father: talented musician, passed away at an early age (ddr-densho-1000-509-5) - 0:03:31
Description of mother: "she was amazing" (ddr-densho-1000-509-6) - 0:02:34
Growing up one of five children (ddr-densho-1000-509-7) - 0:01:35
Only an infant when World War II broke out (ddr-densho-1000-509-8) - 0:01:28
Childhood memories of Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-509-9) - 0:03:16
Returning to the greater Seattle area after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-509-10) - 0:03:28
Father's passing after the war (ddr-densho-1000-509-11) - 0:03:08
Enjoying school, participating in community events (ddr-densho-1000-509-12) - 0:02:46
Exploring Japanese American identity in high school (ddr-densho-1000-509-13) - 0:03:02
Deciding to move to Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-509-14) - 0:02:29
Meeting first husband, marrying in Las Vegas (ddr-densho-1000-509-15) - 0:04:07
Meeting second husband, involvement in children's schooling (ddr-densho-1000-509-16) - 0:05:00
Becoming a teacher (ddr-densho-1000-509-17) - 0:02:36
The "model minority myth" and Japanese American identity (ddr-densho-1000-509-18) - 0:03:29
Comparing living in Los Angeles and Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-509-19) - 0:05:41
Values for future generations (ddr-densho-1000-509-20) - 0:04:48
Hearing about the World War II Japanese American incarceration (ddr-densho-1000-509-21) - 0:02:55
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Father's family background

0:02:36 — Segment 2 of 21

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Dotti Yasuko Tagawa Reisbord

Dotti Yasuko Tagawa Reisbord Interview

1:07:14 — 21 segments


Seattle, Washington

Nisei-Sansei female. Born May 6, 1941, in Seattle Washington. An infant when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, family was sent to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family returned to Seattle, where Dotti attended school. After high school, moved to Southern California, raised a family, and became a teacher before eventually returning to Seattle.

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


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