Bob Utsumi Interview Segment 11

Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1013-8-1) - 00:06:15
Mother's prewar role taking care of the family (ddr-densho-1013-8-2) - 00:05:30
Growing up in a neighborhood with very few other Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1013-8-3) - 00:04:14
Grandparents' decision to settle in Oakland (ddr-densho-1013-8-4) - 00:02:29
Parents' roles in the prewar Japanese American community: little involvement (ddr-densho-1013-8-5) - 00:03:51
Childhood memories growing up in grandparents' home (ddr-densho-1013-8-6) - 00:09:11
Moving to downtown Oakland, where father operated a photo studio (ddr-densho-1013-8-7) - 00:07:56
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while in a movie theater (ddr-densho-1013-8-8) - 00:04:34
Attending school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1013-8-9) - 00:04:57
Father closes photography business after his cameras are confiscated (ddr-densho-1013-8-10) - 00:03:07
Arrival in the Tanforan Assembly Center: recalling mother's display of emotion (ddr-densho-1013-8-11) - 00:07:16
First impressions of the Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-1013-8-12) - 00:05:32
The poor quality of education in camp (ddr-densho-1013-8-13) - 00:08:36
Reflecting on incarceration experiences (ddr-densho-1013-8-14) - 00:06:01
Father's job as camp photographer (ddr-densho-1013-8-15) - 00:03:21
Graduating from high school in camp (ddr-densho-1013-8-16) - 00:06:23
Leaving camp with family and returning to Oakland (ddr-densho-1013-8-17) - 00:04:55
Changes in the Oakland Japanese American community following World War II (ddr-densho-1013-8-18) - 00:06:32
Testing discrimination at golf clubs (ddr-densho-1013-8-19) - 00:04:01
Attending UC Berkeley (ddr-densho-1013-8-20) - 00:03:31
Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force (ddr-densho-1013-8-21) - 00:07:34
Raising children in England (ddr-densho-1013-8-22) - 00:06:26
Serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War (ddr-densho-1013-8-23) - 00:06:53
Thoughts on the Vietnam War (ddr-densho-1013-8-24) - 00:11:37
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1013-8-25) - 00:09:20
Reflections on experiences in the Air Force (ddr-densho-1013-8-26) - 00:10:28
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Arrival in the Tanforan Assembly Center: recalling mother's display of emotion

00:07:16 — Segment 11 of 26

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July 31, 2008

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Bob Utsumi

Bob Utsumi Interview

02:40:30 — 26 segments

July 31, 2008

Emeryville, California

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1928, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II. Returned to Oakland with family and attended the University of California at Berkeley before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Established career in the military and served for twenty-one years.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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