Densho Digital Archive
Oregon Nikkei Endowment Collection
Title: Amy Tsugawa Interview
Narrator: Amy Tsugawa
Interviewer: Dane Fujimoto
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: September 3, 2004
Densho ID: denshovh-tamy-01-0002

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AT: And the night of Pearl Harbor, they took him to a jail in Maui, and they kept all the men of any influence in the jail for about six months because they had nowhere else to take them. My mother in the meantime raised us as best as she could with no income coming in because then all she could do was do the barbershop. My father stayed in the jail for about six months, then was sent to Sand Island off of Oahu, and there he stayed for another six months because by then they had built barracks out there and had put all of the men of any influence and any people who were not, who were "enemy aliens" there. We got, I think my mother went to see him once. There was a ferry between the islands then, and she had gone to see him once during that time.

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