Mary Kinoshita Ikeda Interview Segment 18

Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-510-1) - 0:03:13
Origins of nicknames in the family (ddr-densho-1000-510-2) - 0:02:01
Parents' arranged marriage (ddr-densho-1000-510-3) - 0:02:36
Father's prewar work as head bellboy at a private club (ddr-densho-1000-510-4) - 0:01:06
Description of family home in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-510-5) - 0:05:10
Elementary school memories (ddr-densho-1000-510-6) - 0:04:15
Mother's sake-brewing hobby (ddr-densho-1000-510-7) - 0:02:34
Family home a gathering place for community bachelors (ddr-densho-1000-510-8) - 0:05:04
Being baptized as a child (ddr-densho-1000-510-9) - 0:01:36
The importance of kenjinkai activities before World War II (ddr-densho-1000-510-10) - 0:08:06
Memories of attending the Maryknoll Catholic school (ddr-densho-1000-510-11) - 0:07:40
Japanese American community members who attended Maryknoll (ddr-densho-1000-510-12) - 0:05:36
The prewar Catholic community in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-510-13) - 0:02:30
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-510-14) - 0:06:21
Father fired from the Rainier Club after December 7, 1941 (ddr-densho-1000-510-15) - 0:03:49
The role of the Japanese American Citizens League in 1942 (ddr-densho-1000-510-16) - 0:03:59
First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-510-17) - 0:04:32
The role of the Christian leaders in camp (ddr-densho-1000-510-18) - 0:06:06
Mother's illness in camp (ddr-densho-1000-510-19) - 0:04:23
Having a washing machine in camp (ddr-densho-1000-510-20) - 0:05:38
Older brother's military service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-densho-1000-510-21) - 0:06:44
Hearing about brother being killed in action (ddr-densho-1000-510-22) - 0:09:35
Memories of brother's memorial service in camp (ddr-densho-1000-510-23) - 0:03:31
Returning early to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-510-24) - 0:04:03
Staying in the bishop's home after returning to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-510-25) - 0:05:00
Reestablishment of the Japanese American community after the war (ddr-densho-1000-510-26) - 0:05:15
Closeness of family, importance of family reunions (ddr-densho-1000-510-27) - 0:05:31
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The role of the Christian leaders in camp

0:06:06 — Segment 18 of 27

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Mary Kinoshita Ikeda

Mary Kinoshita Ikeda Interview

2:07:02 — 27 segments


Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born May 18, 1927, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seatle, where father wsa the head bellboy at an exclusive club. Attended the Maryknoll Catholic school in Seattle prior to World War II. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While at Minidoka, brother was killed in action while serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. Returned to Seattle after the war.

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


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