Talks about his family’s experiences prior to, during and after World War II, including his parents’ involvement in the JACL, their experience voluntarily relocating to Minnesota during the war, the discrimination they faced and how they rebuilt after the war was over.
Talks about family history and growing up in the valley, being educated in Japan and Fresno State, attempting to volunteer for the army medical corps after Pearl Harbor. He discusses being incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center and the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas, teaching at the University of Michigan and finally being accepted […]
Talks about his parents origins in Japan, their immigration to the United States and settling in Delano and Ducor. He talks about his family being interned, first at the Fresno Assembly Center and then later the Jerome War Relocation Center. He discusses how his father was able to keep their farm by leasing it out […]
George Abe talks about how his parents immigrated to the United States from Japan and settled in Del Rey and bought a farm. He talks about how they grew strawberries and raisins, and where he was when the Pearl Harbor attack happened. He discusses his family’s reaction to the war and experiences in the Rohwer […]
Talks about his parents immigrating to California from Japan, having two sisters in Japan and discusses his family’s incarceration in the Fresno Assembly Center and later the Jerome War Relocation Center. He talks about his father’s death during the war, his father’s participation in Japanese organizations and running a laundry business in Fresno before the […]
Talks about her life and family history before the war, her family’s incarceration during World War II, the importance of units like the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in changing perceptions of Japanese Americans and her life after the war ended.