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Jack Sameshima oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 26, 2003
Jack Sameshima was born in Seattle, Washington. His father came from Kumamoto, Japan, and his mother was a Nisei from Hawaii. When he was younger, his family moved from Seattle to Minot, North Dakota, then to Whitefish, Montana, and back to Seattle after his father acquired tuberculosis. After December 7, 1941, Jack and his family were forcibly removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, where they stayed for six months. They were then transferred to Minidoka Relocation Center. He describes the conditions there and what life was life in camp.
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Sameshima, Jack: narrator, Yee, Govan: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Jack Sameshima oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 26, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049517.