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Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview Segment 18

Parents' family backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-158-1) - 00:07:40
Parents' musical backgrounds (ddr-manz-1-158-2) - 00:04:43
Father's prewar work (ddr-manz-1-158-3) - 00:02:43
Childhood memories: visiting the library, going to church (ddr-manz-1-158-4) - 00:07:07
Description of mother's siblings (ddr-manz-1-158-5) - 00:03:47
Growing up in Seattle, Washington (ddr-manz-1-158-6) - 00:07:07
Memories of parents' preparation for camp (ddr-manz-1-158-7) - 00:03:55
First arriving at the Puyallup Assembly Center, being visited by elementary school principal (ddr-manz-1-158-8) - 00:03:54
Hearing about aunt's experiences with childbirth in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-9) - 00:06:24
Mother's losing American citizenship due to marriage to Issei (ddr-manz-1-158-10) - 00:04:22
Memories of Puyallup: father's stroke, living quarters, guards (ddr-manz-1-158-11) - 00:07:00
Mother's correspondence with government officials (ddr-manz-1-158-12) - 00:04:53
Responses to life in camp as a child (ddr-manz-1-158-13) - 00:03:49
Parents' relationship in Minidoka (ddr-manz-1-158-14) - 00:11:45
Hearing about prewar Buddhist church's minister's arrest by the FBI (ddr-manz-1-158-15) - 00:04:34
Grandmother's passing and memorial service in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-16) - 00:03:27
Memories of teachers and school in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-17) - 00:04:14
Learning to play the koto in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-18) - 00:08:30
Recreational activities in camp to pass the time (ddr-manz-1-158-19) - 00:06:30
Remembering a visit from Ben Kuroki in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-20) - 00:03:49
Coping with difficult living conditions in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-21) - 00:09:32
Memories of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in camp (ddr-manz-1-158-22) - 00:03:20
Lack of privacy in camp living quarters (ddr-manz-1-158-23) - 00:06:56
Being "evicted" from camp (ddr-manz-1-158-24) - 00:10:52
Returning to Seattle (ddr-manz-1-158-25) - 00:03:30
Returning to school in Seattle (ddr-manz-1-158-26) - 00:04:45
Family's experiences just after the war (ddr-manz-1-158-27) - 00:08:06
Father's becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen (ddr-manz-1-158-28) - 00:04:16
Becoming a teacher and talking with students about wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-158-29) - 00:08:12
Raising a family (ddr-manz-1-158-30) - 00:04:29
Visiting former camp sites (ddr-manz-1-158-31) - 00:04:20
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-158-32) - 00:03:02
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Learning to play the koto in camp

00:08:30 — Segment 18 of 32

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October 13, 2014

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Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta

Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview

03:01:33 — 32 segments

October 13, 2014

Laguna Woods, California

Nisei female. Born May 3, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle and became a teacher.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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