June Takahashi Segment 36

Parents' immigration story: a rough boat ride (ddr-densho-1000-88-1) - 00:03:25
Father's early work in a Petersburg, Alaska cannery (ddr-densho-1000-88-2) - 00:02:42
Born in Petersburg, Alaska (ddr-densho-1000-88-3) - 00:01:29
Working in a cannery at age thirteen (ddr-densho-1000-88-4) - 00:09:07
Interethnic relations in prewar Petersburg, Alaska (ddr-densho-1000-88-5) - 00:02:48
Community life in Petersburg, Alaska: holidays and celebrations (ddr-densho-1000-88-6) - 00:03:30
Learning Japanese at home (ddr-densho-1000-88-7) - 00:02:19
Growing up among people of different ethnicities (ddr-densho-1000-88-8) - 00:02:47
Father's work as a photographer (ddr-densho-1000-88-9) - 00:01:35
Incarceration of men, women, and children in Petersburg, Alaska jail (ddr-densho-1000-88-10) - 00:06:06
Impact of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Nisei children in Petersburg (ddr-densho-1000-88-11) - 00:02:20
Speculating on reasons for father's arrest following Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-88-12) - 00:02:19
Continuing life after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-88-13) - 00:02:48
Seeing one's father in jail; shame, embarrassment, and regret (ddr-densho-1000-88-14) - 00:04:31
Considering what to take when preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-88-15) - 00:01:53
Memories of "evacuating" from Petersburg, Alaska (ddr-densho-1000-88-16) - 00:03:36
Leaving Petersburg, Alaska: realizing no one was going to question the orders (ddr-densho-1000-88-17) - 00:03:23
Arrival at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-88-18) - 00:01:14
"Visitors" wanting to see an "Eskimo" in Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-88-19) - 00:01:45
Meeting a variety of people in camp (ddr-densho-1000-88-20) - 00:02:47
Conditions in Puyallup Assembly Center: barracks, food, activities (ddr-densho-1000-88-21) - 00:03:58
Moving to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-88-22) - 00:05:34
Memories of "Camp Minidoka" as a teenager: school and work (ddr-densho-1000-88-23) - 00:04:11
Camp social activities: dances (ddr-densho-1000-88-24) - 00:02:06
Dating and privacy in camp (ddr-densho-1000-88-25) - 00:04:14
Finance's military service (ddr-densho-1000-88-26) - 00:02:01
Obtaining work outside of camp (ddr-densho-1000-88-27) - 00:01:47
Father's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-88-28) - 00:01:42
Reunion with father (ddr-densho-1000-88-29) - 00:04:13
Experiences leaving camp and working in Minneapolis (ddr-densho-1000-88-30) - 00:03:46
Moving with father to Denver, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-88-31) - 00:02:50
Getting engaged (ddr-densho-1000-88-32) - 00:01:33
Deciding to leave camp (ddr-densho-1000-88-33) - 00:01:13
Moving to Seattle, working for the Seattle Public Schools (ddr-densho-1000-88-34) - 00:03:56
Encountering housing discrimination in postwar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-88-35) - 00:05:22
Redress, testifying at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings (ddr-densho-1000-88-36) - 00:02:30
Reflecting on the impact of the incarceration (ddr-densho-1000-88-37) - 00:02:27
Dealing with effects of incarceration (ddr-densho-1000-88-38) - 00:03:40
Message for future generations: stand up for rights, be watchful (ddr-densho-1000-88-39) - 00:01:28
(ddr-densho-1000-88-40) - 00:00:26
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Redress, testifying at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings

00:02:30 — Segment 36 of 40

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November 17, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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June Takahashi

June Takahashi Interview

02:01:21 — 40 segments

November 17, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born July 21, 1926, in Petersburg, Alaska. Both mother and father were jailed in Petersburg after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington.

Beth Kawahara, interviewer; Larry Hashima, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho