Densho Digital Archive
Steven Okazaki Collection
Title: Sharon Yuen Interview
Narrator: Sharon Yuen
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: October 26, 1983
Densho ID: denshovh-ysharon-01-0001

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Q: Sharon, can you describe your father as to why you think he took the stance that he did back in '42?

SY: Well, I think my father really believes in his beliefs, and he believes in following them right through. He doesn't believe in compromising and I think what he did was really great, then, to stand up like he did.

Q: Where were you born, if you could tell us where and some of the circumstances about your parents at the time?

SY: My sister and I are twins so we were born in Seattle in 1945, July of 1945.

Q: Were both your parents present there with the situation?

SY: Well, it was during the war. Just my mom and I think her father was with her at the time, and my dad was in prison at the time.

Child in lap: Where's the microphone?

SY: It's under my coat.

Q: How old were you when you first heard about what your father had done, and if you could tell us what went through your mind, how you felt about his action?

SY: It was probably, I first heard about it when was older because my father never really talked about it too much. I don't really remember exactly when it was.

Child: I don't want to be here anymore.

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