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Title: Hiroko Nakashima Interview
Narrator: Hiroko Nakashima
Interviewer: Tracy Lai
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: October 15, 1999
Densho ID: denshovh-nhiroko-01-0026

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TL: Did you -- this is a really different question, but I'm wondering if you remember when the redress hearings took place in 1981. Well, they had those hearings in a number of cities including here in Seattle. And I'm wondering if, what you thought about the kinds of stories that came out or if you had a chance to follow that.

HN: My next door neighbor, she was in camp. And she kind of told me what happened in camp. And my, my son-in-law's mother, they were telling us about camp and things. But I guess some of them enjoyed camp, I heard, because they were able to be together with everyone and they had, they were able to -- weren't they able to go to school and have their own clubs and --

TL: Yeah. I think --

HN: -- entertainment and everything?

TL: -- the younger ones have some very happy memories. It probably was harder...

HN: For the older folks.

TL: ...for the older ones. Little bit like maybe for your mom.

HN: Yeah.

TL: She would worry about...

HN: Isseis.

TL: ...some things that you and your sister weren't, probably didn't feel as responsible for, weren't thinking about it as much.

HN: Yeah. Well, Spokane, I think some people in Seattle during the war, they went to Spokane. But after the war some of them came back. But some are still living in Spokane.

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