Roy Sato oral history interview, part 2 of 7, March 21, 2004

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Description

Sato continues talking about growing up in Fresno, including finding out that because he was Japanese American, he was only allowed to swim at the local pool at certain times. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, he and his family would be forced to evacuate their homes and leave much of their personal belongings while they would be moved to a temporary detention center at the Fresno fairgrounds. There, he would get his first job as a dishwasher. He talks about the activities at the assembly center, such as talent shows and judo, before moving to Jerome Concentration Camp in Arkansas. There, he would finish up his high school studies and help to drive the garbage truck, then after about a year and a half, he would move out of the camp to Chicago.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:43

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0422_02_Sato

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/422-Sato-Roy-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Oct 31

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Sato, Roy: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Roy Sato oral history interview, part 2 of 7, March 21, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050257.