Densho Digital Archive
Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection
Title: Harry Ueno Interview
Narrator: Harry Ueno
Interviewer: Emiko Omori
Location: San Mateo, California
Date: February 18, 1994
Densho ID: denshovh-uharry-01-0011

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EO: Well now, tell me about life in camp.

HU: Well...

EO: Did you get a job?

HU: Yes, the first month I was still, they're going to build some more addition in the camp, so I get the job for cleaning the sagebrush, so I work every day and go out and cut off the sagebrush and then clean the place so they put the additional camp building there.

EO: Now, is this hot or cold?

HU: Well, that was May 15th to June 15th, so still not too hot, but windy every day, you know. Well, it's miserable but we can't help, we can't do nothing about that. And May 15th, the director -- not Kimball, he's the acting director -- but Coverley, later he become director in Tule Lake. I forgot his first name, but his name is Coverley. He was the director, he become number three in there. You know, the Nash... Coverley's the third one, yeah. And he came to our mess hall and said we're going to open the mess hall in block 22, and whoever want a job, apply for. So I applied for that.

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