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Kinge Okauchi Interview Segment 1

Born in Sacramento, California (ddr-manz-1-39-1) - 00:02:56
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-39-2) - 00:05:57
Mother's immigration to the U.S. (ddr-manz-1-39-3) - 00:06:13
Childhood memories: growing up in parents' store (ddr-manz-1-39-4) - 00:06:55
Description of father: a "taciturn character" (ddr-manz-1-39-5) - 00:04:29
Interacting with people of different ethnic groups (ddr-manz-1-39-6) - 00:04:19
Celebrating the New Year's holiday; other recreational activities (ddr-manz-1-39-7) - 00:07:32
Growing up in a small Japanese American community (ddr-manz-1-39-8) - 00:06:50
Attending church (ddr-manz-1-39-9) - 00:02:14
School years: "I schemed my way through" (ddr-manz-1-39-10) - 00:06:41
Doing advanced activities in high school (ddr-manz-1-39-11) - 00:07:48
Attending San Jose State college (ddr-manz-1-39-12) - 00:04:20
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, restrictions on travel (ddr-manz-1-39-13) - 00:06:02
Reuniting with family in camp (ddr-manz-1-39-14) - 00:04:29
Adjusting to life in an assembly center: seven people in one room (ddr-manz-1-39-15) - 00:12:52
Description of living conditions (ddr-manz-1-39-16) - 00:04:24
Working in the camp mess hall (ddr-manz-1-39-17) - 00:09:41
Description of camp mess hall (ddr-manz-1-39-18) - 00:05:43
Helping with a summer recreation camp for kids (ddr-manz-1-39-19) - 00:05:57
Activities at summer recreation camp (ddr-manz-1-39-20) - 00:08:22
Working with kids at summer recreation camp (ddr-manz-1-39-21) - 00:07:13
Leaving camp and attending Stanford (ddr-manz-1-39-22) - 00:05:33
Working in the aerospace industry (ddr-manz-1-39-23) - 00:06:45
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-39-24) - 00:03:09
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Born in Sacramento, California

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July 16, 2008

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Kinge Okauchi

Kinge Okauchi Interview

02:26:24 — 24 segments

July 16, 2008

Ridgecrest, California

Nisei male. Born May 20, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Menlo Park, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, worked for the recreation department organizing a summer camp for kids. Attended Stanford University after leaving camp, and established a career in the aerospace industry.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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