Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 5 of 7, January 23, 2005

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kitaoka discusses experiences of Santa Anita Temporary Detention Center and Jerome Concentration Camp. At Santa Anita, the horse stables are converted into living conditions for Japanese Americans and Kitaoka relates to his farming background. At Jerome, there are barbed wires and guards with weapons guarding the perimeter.

Kitaoka reflects on the United States Government reasons to intern Japanese Americans and the term "evacuation". On
December 1944, Kitaoka is drafted and called to Camp Walters on February 1945 for Basic Training. When he goes overseas, his duty in occupation is Honor Guard.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:15

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0523_05_Kitaoka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/523-Kitaoka-Harvey-5.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 5 of 7, January 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051064.