Rae Takekawa Segment 1

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-89-1) - 00:03:09
Growing up on a farm (ddr-densho-1000-89-2) - 00:05:44
Memories of school (ddr-densho-1000-89-3) - 00:03:43
Japanese American identity as a Sansei, prewar (ddr-densho-1000-89-4) - 00:02:07
The responsibility of running a family farm (ddr-densho-1000-89-5) - 00:07:18
Celebrating the holidays in prewar Bellevue, Washington, community (ddr-densho-1000-89-6) - 00:02:51
Baseball games in Eastside Seattle Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-89-7) - 00:03:48
Attending church (ddr-densho-1000-89-8) - 00:02:36
Values passed on from parents to children (ddr-densho-1000-89-9) - 00:02:43
(ddr-densho-1000-89-10) - 00:01:48
Reaction to Pearl Harbor: "I realized ... I was not the same as my friends" (ddr-densho-1000-89-11) - 00:02:39
Father's arrest by the FBI, memories of a strong mother (ddr-densho-1000-89-12) - 00:04:44
Classmates' reactions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-89-13) - 00:01:30
Visiting father detained at the Immigration and Naturalization Service office (ddr-densho-1000-89-14) - 00:03:54
Coping without a father (ddr-densho-1000-89-15) - 00:02:41
Circulating rumors following Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-89-16) - 00:02:06
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-89-17) - 00:02:45
Reaction of Caucasian friends to news of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-89-18) - 00:03:29
Removal from Bellevue, Washington: remembering who came to see them off at the train station (ddr-densho-1000-89-19) - 00:05:44
Organized activities for youth at Pinedale Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-1000-89-20) - 00:01:35
"An aimless type of existence": Pinedale Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-89-21) - 00:01:44
Father's reunification with family at Pinedale Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-1000-89-22) - 00:02:47
Leaving for Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-89-23) - 00:01:40
Work leave: picking sugar beets and attending school in Chinook, Montana (ddr-densho-1000-89-24) - 00:03:54
Life as sugar beet harvester: bending, stabbing, chopping, throwing (ddr-densho-1000-89-25) - 00:07:42
Life in Chinook, Montana (ddr-densho-1000-89-26) - 00:02:02
Discrimination in Chinook, Montana, "No Japs allowed" (ddr-densho-1000-89-27) - 00:02:37
Coping through the winter, making "tsukemono" out of rutabagas (ddr-densho-1000-89-28) - 00:02:19
Life in Chinook, Montana (ddr-densho-1000-89-29) - 00:02:11
Life in Chinook, Montana (ddr-densho-1000-89-30) - 00:01:40
Entering the University of Minnesota (ddr-densho-1000-89-31) - 00:01:25
Skipped over as valedictorian (ddr-densho-1000-89-32) - 00:01:19
Entering the University of Minnesota (ddr-densho-1000-89-33) - 00:04:09
Attending the University of Minnesota (ddr-densho-1000-89-34) - 00:04:09
Midwest attitudes toward Japanese Americans after the war (ddr-densho-1000-89-35) - 00:02:58
(ddr-densho-1000-89-36) - 00:04:19
(ddr-densho-1000-89-37) - 00:03:15
Raising children in the Midwest (ddr-densho-1000-89-38) - 00:02:15
American history teacher knows nothing of incarceration (ddr-densho-1000-89-39) - 00:02:25
The best and the worst effects of camp (ddr-densho-1000-89-40) - 00:03:27
Reaction toward redress (ddr-densho-1000-89-41) - 00:04:53
Giving children the strength to withstand discrimination (ddr-densho-1000-89-42) - 00:04:28
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Family background

00:03:09 — Segment 1 of 42

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May 8, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Rae Takekawa

Rae Takekawa Interview

02:14:32 — 42 segments

May 8, 1998

Vancouver, Washington

Sansei female. Born August 27, 1927, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was picked up by the FBI, detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Seattle, and then incarcerated at the Department of Justice camp at Fort Missoula, Montana.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


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