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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-01-0007

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GF: Then we moved back to Portland. After that big fire or something, we moved back to Portland.

DG: Were there other Japanese around?

GF: Around the place? Yes, there was. I don't know. I can't tell you, I know in our housekeeping room there was two families of Japanese people, and I don't know their names. I just can't recall.

DG: They were a couple?

GF: They were couples and they were married and one had one child, a daughter, and that I remember.

DG: Did you go to, like, social events with other families?

GF: Oh, no. I don't think so. As far as I know, only thing I know is I went to church. This lady close by, this hakujin lady, used to pick me up and go to church. And I know Mother was a Buddhist, but she had to get baptized. So she was baptized. And Dad wasn't, but she was. I remember I went to the church and she was, they dunked her in the water, and I said, well, "What? They want to drown my mother?" [Laughs] I think I hollered out, but that's how it was.

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