Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 3 of 7, January 23, 2005

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Description

Kitaoka discusses the family business and routine on the chicken ranch. Norwalk is primarily a Dutch community and Kitaoka describes the high school transition. He discusses identity and his heritage.

On December 7, 1941 Kitaoka is working on the chicken farm and his brother learns about the Pearl Harbor bombing from the radio. He goes about his day as normal and goes to school the following day. However, he waits for the reaction of the United States Government since they are of Japanese descent. He has concerns for his Issei parents and what will unfold for their future.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:06

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0523_03_Kitaoka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/523-Kitaoka-Harvey-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Jul 06

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitaoka, Harvey: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 3 of 7, January 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051062.