Densho Digital Archive
Raechel Donahue and Garrett Lindemann Collection
Title: Bob Berry Interview
Narrator: Bob Berry
Interviewer: Raechel Donahue
Location: California
Date: 2010
Densho ID: denshovh-bbob-01-0002

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RD: Do you remember the -- of course you do -- the names of your, the name of your friends?


BB: The one that was the same age as me was Tokuji Yoshihashi. And his brother was Ichiro, they were known as Tok and Ich. And I know, I grew up with them way back, I even put on the kendo outfits to do a little fencing with them because they were so Japanese and yet they were American.

RD: That's what it's called. It's called Heart Mountain: An All-American Town. Yeah, I'd like to expand on that. So you just did the All-American things with everybody, right?

BB: Yeah.

RD: Do you know if their parents were, if their parents were born in Japan or born here?

BB: Their father was gone but the mother was alive, and she was at the camp. Now, they had two sisters, one was in Japan and he was married to a Japanese who was in Japan during the war, the other was here. And so there was the four kids.

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