Densho Digital Archive
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Collection
Title: Mollie Nakasaki Interview
Narrator: Mollie Nakasaki
Interviewer: Jiro Saito
Location: San Jose, California
Date: November 1, 2004
Densho ID: denshovh-nmollie-01-0015

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JS: Now, besides, that might qualify as being kind of amusing, but were there any sad events that you can remember that took place while you were there in Poston?

MN: I, I remember vividly my first, a gentleman killed himself. I don't know, I think he was despondent, I think, so that was, he hung himself in a tree somewhere and in the bushes, and oh, gosh, that was so, it was traumatic. I never heard of anything, you know, my girlfriend's father, and it was...

JS: Oh, that was your girlfriend's father that did that?

MN: Father, uh-huh. So it was, I couldn't, I couldn't handle it. I didn't know, but that was -- and then there were so many, too. I mean, it was not one incident, so many people were taking their own life.

JS: Is that right?

MN: Yes, uh-huh. Yeah.

JS: About how many, if you...

MN: No, I wouldn't know.

JS: Okay.

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