Hank Shozo Umemoto

Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised primarily by older brother. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, snuck out of camp to spend time in the surrounding hillside. After leaving camp, returned to California and finished high school. Notably, refused to accept on principle the redress payments made to Japanese Americans in the 1980s.


Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I — ddr-densho-1000-294
July 30, 2010. Los Angeles, California.
03:15:27 — 32 segments.
Hank Shozo Umemoto