Densho Digital Archive
Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection
Title: Kaz Kinoshita Interview
Narrator: Kaz Kinoshita
Interviewer: Masako Hinatsu
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Date: March 20, 2003
Densho ID: denshovh-kkaz-01-0007

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MH: How did you get to Minidoka?

KK: On the train.

MH: On a train. Your wife was pregnant at the time. Did she go on the train with you?

KK: Yeah.

MH: They gave her a different place in the train than you did?

KK: No. No. We were together on the train.

MH: She had a sleeper though. Was she in a sleeper?

KK: No. Regular.

MH: In the regular, you sat like the rest of them.

KK: Yeah.


MH: You took the train to Minidoka. What did you think of Minidoka?

KK: I thought it was a desert.

MH: It's like a desert. Was it hot, cold or what?

KK: Hot and windy. Wind would blow the dust all over, a storm.

MH: What block did you live in?

KK: Thirty-two, thirty-four.

MH: Now you said Amy was pregnant at the time. How did you get her to see the doctor? You didn't have a car, did you?

KK: We always call the ambulance.

MH: They had an ambulance in camp, and you called them. Was it a regular ambulance? What kind of ambulance was it?

KK: A regular army --

MH: It's an army ambulance.

KK: Yeah.

MH: So she had her first, your first child in camp. How many children do you have?

KK: Three.

MH: Three.

KK: Two were born in camp, and one was born after we got back to Gresham.

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