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Toshi Kadota Asahina oral history interview, part 2 of 3, September 8, 2006
Asahina talks about her experiences at Tulare temporary detention facility including the living conditions; and describing the guards and guard towers. She then talks about her father's thoughts regarding the war; her experiences at Gila River Concentration Camp including the living conditions and her employment in a hospital; and discusses leaving Gila River to work in Chicago. Next, Asahina talks writing letters to her family; her brothers' military service; discusses how she met her husband; and talks about her husband's military unit and duties. Asahina then talks about her husband's personality and physical traits; her experiences with prejudice in the Japanese American community; getting married; corresponding with her husband while overseas; and her husband's parents and siblings. Lastly, Asahina talks about her family's post-war move to Chicago; her brother-in-law's military service; her husband's schooling and job coaching sports; and discusses her children and grandchildren.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Date of Birth
1921 Jul 21
Location of Birth
Entrance into Service
Asahina, Toshi Kodata: narrator, Leivici, Joanne: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Toshi Kadota Asahina oral history interview, part 2 of 3, September 8, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050199.