Densho Digital Archive
Japanese American Film Preservation Project Collection
Title: Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I
Narrator: Eiichi Edward Sakauye
Interviewer: Wendy Hanamura
Location: San Jose, California
Date: May 14, 2005
Densho ID: denshovh-seiichi-02-0007

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ES: This is everyday scene in the camp, as the camp began to close, or they begin to leave their loved ones, they'd get their autograph book filled in.

This is one of the camp leaders, this is another camp leader leaving for outside employment. We're losing all the leaders just as fast as they find their jobs, so the only people who are left in camp are the Isseis, or our fathers and grandfathers who are ineligible to become American citizens. Therefore, they're up in their age, and they have no opportunity to get employment.

This is another induction ceremony, it is usually held early in the morning, about seven o'clock, and it's cold and it's windy. Each inductee placed a star on that board.

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