Harry Yoshimura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 24, 2001

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Description

Yoshimura discusses growing up in Wyoming on a farm, and going to school. He details about his family moving to Japan where he lived until he was fifteen. He then discusses moving to California by himself where he lived in a boarding house, and worked as a busboy in a cafe and as a gardener while also attending high school. Yoshimura then talks about the difficulties he had in regards to employment after the start of World War Two; and experiencing prejudice while traveling from Wyoming, where he was working on a sugar beet farm, to Denver where he was employed at a produce warehouse. Lastly, Yoshimura briefly discusses his sister's incarceration at Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp.

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video/m4v

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00:25:44

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Identifier

2001OH0159_01_Yoshimura

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/159-Yoshimura-Harry-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Mar 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yoshimura, Harry: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Yoshimura oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 24, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051375.