Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview Segment 1

Family background (ddr-densho-1014-2-1) - 00:05:14
Growing up in Parlier, California, where parents worked for a Nisei farmer (ddr-densho-1014-2-2) - 00:03:12
Helping on family farm: everyday chores (ddr-densho-1014-2-3) - 00:07:08
Growing up in the small town of Parlier, California (ddr-densho-1014-2-4) - 00:04:29
Attending church and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1014-2-5) - 00:02:56
Working on family farm: harvesting grapes for raisins (ddr-densho-1014-2-6) - 00:02:52
Social activities in high school (ddr-densho-1014-2-7) - 00:05:13
Coping with hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1014-2-8) - 00:05:53
Memories of mass removal: originally exempt from moving (ddr-densho-1014-2-9) - 00:06:20
Difficult living conditions in camp (ddr-densho-1014-2-10) - 00:03:28
Working as a secretary for camp's high school principal (ddr-densho-1014-2-11) - 00:07:14
Living in Gila River, which was built on a Native American reservation (ddr-densho-1014-2-12) - 00:04:02
Being allowed to take photographs in camp for the school yearbook (ddr-densho-1014-2-13) - 00:03:13
Leaving camp and moving to Indianapolis (ddr-densho-1014-2-14) - 00:03:18
Family's experiences during the war (ddr-densho-1014-2-15) - 00:03:57
Moving to Minneapolis with parents (ddr-densho-1014-2-16) - 00:02:34
The Japanese American community in Minneapolis (ddr-densho-1014-2-17) - 00:03:06
Working for a doctor after the war (ddr-densho-1014-2-18) - 00:02:49
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1014-2-19) - 00:02:34
Comparing West Coast and Midwest Japanese American communities (ddr-densho-1014-2-20) - 00:06:47
Raising children, losing daughter to cancer (ddr-densho-1014-2-21) - 00:04:17
Making an impact: speaking to students about incarceration experiences (ddr-densho-1014-2-22) - 00:07:03
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Family background

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June 16, 2009

Twin Cities JACL Collection

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Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya

Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview

01:37:39 — 22 segments

June 16, 2009

Bloomington, Minnesota

Nisei female. Born December 25, 1924, in Selma, California. Grew up in Parlier, Californa, where family worked on a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Indianapolis, Indiana, before settling permanently in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

Twin Cities JACL Collection