Helen Mori Interview Segment 1

Born in California (ddr-manz-1-92-1) - 00:03:08
Father's family background (ddr-manz-1-92-2) - 00:04:18
Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-92-3) - 00:05:46
Description of mother: "Meiji-woman" (ddr-manz-1-92-4) - 00:04:01
Growing up in California: losing father at an early age (ddr-manz-1-92-5) - 00:03:57
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-manz-1-92-6) - 00:06:23
Father's experience with stolen identity (ddr-manz-1-92-7) - 00:07:36
Mother destroys Japanese items and photographs after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-92-8) - 00:05:50
First impressions of camp, getting to know neighbors (ddr-manz-1-92-9) - 00:07:07
Mother's role in camp: busy with a new baby (ddr-manz-1-92-10) - 00:02:52
Childhood memories of camp (ddr-manz-1-92-11) - 00:06:00
Seeing scorpions in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-12) - 00:02:02
Coping with camp life: bad food and communal restrooms (ddr-manz-1-92-13) - 00:07:39
Description of stepfather (ddr-manz-1-92-14) - 00:04:10
Attending school in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-15) - 00:02:52
Stepfather's role as a policeman in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-16) - 00:03:42
Mother's poetry writing in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-17) - 00:05:00
A sad event in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-18) - 00:01:34
Hearing about the Manzanar riot (ddr-manz-1-92-19) - 00:04:58
Furnishing barracks (ddr-manz-1-92-20) - 00:02:21
Music and art classes in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-21) - 00:04:25
Gardens in camp (ddr-manz-1-92-22) - 00:01:49
Leaving camp for Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-92-23) - 00:06:40
Comparing school on the outside to camp schools (ddr-manz-1-92-24) - 00:02:27
Participating in the filming of Farewell to Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-92-25) - 00:04:47
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-92-26) - 00:04:52
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Born in California

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April 14, 2010

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Helen Mori

Helen Mori Interview

01:56:16 — 26 segments

April 14, 2010

Concord, California

Nisei female. Born November 11, 1933, in Long Beach, California. Grew up in the Gardena area of Los Angeles. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area.

Richard Potashin, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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