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Title: George Fugami Interview
Narrator: George Fugami
Interviewer: Dee Goto
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: June 15, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-fgeorge-01-0032

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DG: So then you went on the train to Minidoka?

GF: Went on the train to Minidoka, yes. Right, right. From Portland, Oregon.

DG: Probably August, September?

GF: Yeah, something like that. It was kind of getting kinda cold. It must have been August or September. I'm not sure.

DG: So what did you do in the assembly center that summer?

GF: Oh, that summertime? It was just like a camp, everybody... some people were cooks and some people were this and that. I was a baker then. This fellow that I knew, he says, "Come in the bakery." I says, "Yeah." I like to go in the bakery or kitchen because I can get food and take it home, see. And that's funny, my wife says, "Gee, I want a tomato sandwich." Okay. I made it. She says, "No, I don't want to eat." She was pregnant at that time. I didn't know. [Laughs] Anyway, yeah, we... just like in the camp, everybody worked in the kitchen or they took --

DG: What did you do during your leisure time?

GF: Leisure time? I think... what did I do? I think I played softball or something outside, but I don't remember too well what I did, but I know I played softball.

DG: Did you worry about getting sent back to Japan?

GF: No. Unless they write the questionnaire. "No-no boys," you know.

DG: Now this was on into Minidoka.

GF: Minidoka, yes.

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