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Hikoji Takeuchi Interview Segment 1

Father's prewar life as a small businessman (ddr-manz-1-10-1) - 00:04:18
Feeling disbelief upon hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-10-2) - 00:06:11
Experiencing racism following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-10-3) - 00:05:03
FBI search of family home; losing possessions (ddr-manz-1-10-4) - 00:06:41
Mother's difficulties selling items from the family's restaurant (ddr-manz-1-10-5) - 00:06:21
(ddr-manz-1-10-6) - 00:01:31
An incident involving someone posting an evacuation notice inside family's restaurant (ddr-manz-1-10-7) - 00:02:15
Vivid memories of "evacuation day"; help from a Christian couple (ddr-manz-1-10-8) - 00:05:40
An influential grade school teacher (ddr-manz-1-10-9) - 00:09:06
Realizing that being placed in concentration camp was not for own protection (ddr-manz-1-10-10) - 00:05:10
An unpleasant train ride to Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-10-11) - 00:03:38
Memories of first night in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-10-12) - 00:07:27
Daily life in Manzanar, unfinished barrack apartments (ddr-manz-1-10-13) - 00:05:29
The development of a supportive community within camp (ddr-manz-1-10-14) - 00:07:39
The creation of gardens within camp (ddr-manz-1-10-15) - 00:03:48
Being shot by a MP in camp (ddr-manz-1-10-16) - 00:17:23
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-manz-1-10-17) - 00:06:13
Being turned away after trying to volunteer for the military: "We don't want Japs" (ddr-manz-1-10-18) - 00:06:43
(ddr-manz-1-10-19) - 00:05:30
Thoughts on redress and incarceration experiences: "It took me so long to come out of the shell" (ddr-manz-1-10-20) - 00:08:25
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Father's prewar life as a small businessman

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November 7, 2002

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Hikoji Takeuchi

Hikoji Takeuchi Interview I

02:04:31 — 20 segments

November 7, 2002

Nisei male. Born December 18, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Parents owned and operated a restaurant. Father passed away prior to the onset of World War II, so mother was responsible for preparing the family to move to camp. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and in 1942, was shot by a military police officer while picking up scrap lumber. Renounced U.S. citizenship and expatriated to Japan where he worked for six years before returning to California.

John Allen, interviewer

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