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Title: Mitsuko Hashiguchi Interview
Narrator: Mitsuko Hashiguchi
Interviewer: James Arima
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Date: July 28, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-hmitsuko-01-0054

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JA: From Great Falls, Montana, then, when the harvest season ended, where did you go?

MH: From there we went to Minidoka.

JA: Not to Tule Lake. Can you explain why?

MH: From there we went over to Minidoka, we were not going back to Tule Lake. So we went into Minidoka and my father-in-law suggested that we come in there because he has two boys and (Hachiro) went in the 442nd regiment, he went and volunteered there. And Nasuo left for (MIS), the intelligence in Fort Snelling so he left for that. And so, my father-in-law decided, he said if the family is going to be all split all over the place, he wants this group of family at least to be in one place. We do not know where we were going to be shipped from the camp again, whether we're going home, or what our future holds. For that reason he says, "Please come in and be with us. At least we'll be one family, in one spot." And then my mother and them are all coming and so we were all in the one camp, which we thought was a great idea, so my husband said, "Okay, that's where we're going again." So we were, they allowed us to come into Minidoka even though it was a different camp.

JA: And again, so you knew your parents would be shifted to Minidoka from Tule because of the problems going on there.

MH: Uh-huh.

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