Shinobu Saito oral history interview, part 2 of 7, November 21, 2004

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Description

Saito discusses his childhood friendships; participation in Boy Scouts and Nisei Week; and discusses experiences with prejudice prior to World War Two. He then talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath; discusses his pre-war employment farming and working at a fruit stand; talks about his desire to become a pilot; and discusses his experiences with discrimination while trying to volunteer for the Air Corps. Next, Saito discusses his family’s forced removal to Poston Concentration Camp and having to leave belongings behind; traveling to Poston; and his thoughts about citizenship and his enemy alien classification. Lastly, Saito discusses his first impressions of Poston as well as the living conditions, fellow incarcerees, and weather.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:24

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0520_02_Saito

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/520-Saito-Shinobu-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Jan 19

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Saito, Shinobu: narrator, Hanami, Ren: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shinobu Saito oral history interview, part 2 of 7, November 21, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051037.