Toshiyuki Uchida oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 10, 2006

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Toshiyuki Uchida and Kiyoshi Kinoshita begin the interview with an introduction and background on their nicknames and families. Both were born in Washington and would attend school and Japanese language school, enjoying the outdoors. Next, they both talk about their respective whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Kinoshita hearing in Tacoma, and Uchida hearing at his work as a machine operator. Both had families that would be evacuated to Puyallup Assembly Center and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho. As Kinoshita was still young at the time, he enjoyed his time at the camp. Uchida would become close with Kinoshita's sister, who would later become his wife. They each talk about the importance of Issei during this time and the hardship that they went through. They also talk about the living conditions and what it felt like to be watched from a guard tower with a machine gun.

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0:53:52

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2006OH0712_01_Uchida

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/712-Uchida-Tom-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 12

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Citation

Uchida, Toshiyuki: narrator et al., “Toshiyuki Uchida oral history interview, part 1 of 3, September 10, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050624.