Helene J. Minehira
Nisei female. Born April 30, 1925, in Waipahu, Hawaii. Just before World War II, moved with family to the Ewa Beach area of Oahu, near Pearl Harbor. Witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Because of proximity to the harbor, family was forced to evacuate their home in Ewa Beach and had to live temporarily in a Japanese language school before moving to another home. Years later, worked to obtain redress for Japanese Hawaiians who lost their homes during the war.
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