Gerald L. Beppu Interview Segment 3

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Parents try to shield the harsh realities of camp from their children

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June 10, 2021

Gerald L. Beppu Collection


Courtesy of Gerald Beppu


Gerald L. Beppu

Gerald L. Beppu Interview

0:11:47 — 4 segments

June 10, 2021

Seattle, Washington

Sansei male. Family owned Linc's Tackle, a longtime Japanese American business in Seattle, Washington. Prior to World War II, father became the owner of Togo's Tackle shop. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While the family was in camp, their prewar insurance agent paid the premiums so they could retain their insurance policy. After they returned to Seattle, Gerald's father was able to use funds from the policy to establish Linc's.

Josh Tuininga, interviewer


Courtesy of Gerald Beppu