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Title: Ed Yoshikawa Interview
Narrator: Ed Yoshikawa
Interviewer: Steve Ozone
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: October 12, 2009
Densho ID: denshovh-yed-01-0005

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SO: So you went to the assembly center and that was in Walerga.

EY: Yes.

SO: What was that like?

EY: It was an old military establishment, I believe, it looks like an army camp, and since our family consisted of seven of us, we were allowed two sections. And we were surprised that we did get meat. They may call it steak but we did have steak dinner on a few occasions.

SO: And were you going to school there too?

EY: In the assembly center, no. We had no school, but I was still, I just had just completed junior in high school.

SO: And so what was a day like in the assembly center?

EY: I don't remember much of assembly center activities, no, nothing that I can cite. No, we had our regular church services and that's about it I guess.

SO: And then how long were you in there?

EY: Oh, just several months.

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