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Ben Umeda oral history interview, part 1 of 7, June 13, 2004
Ben Umeda begins the interview talking about his family, his father and mother being from Hiroshima and their journey to get to Selma in California. Next, he talks about growing up in California, picking grapes to make raisins for work and doing chores at his home, which had some Buddhist relics. He would attend both English and Japanese school and talks about his siblings.
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Date of Birth
1923 Oct 22
Location of Birth
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Umeda, Ben: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Umeda oral history interview, part 1 of 7, June 13, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed October 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050546.