Masao Akiyama oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 17, 2005

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Description

Akiyama talks about the differences between [Portland] temporary detention facility and Minidoka incarceration camp including discussing the living conditions at both locations. He then talks about his experiences working on a sugar beet farm in Idaho during his incarceration; friendships he made during his time in the Army and while sugar beet farming; and getting passes to leave the sugar beet farm. Next, Akiyama talks about a job he had at Minidoka which involved building a guard shack; and discusses leaving Minidoka for Salt Lake City where he was employed as a busboy. Lastly, Akiyama talks about his friends who were killed in action, and provides some thoughts regarding a loyalty questionnaire he was given while incarcerated.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:14

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0598_03_Akiyama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/598-Akiyama-Masao-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Nov 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Akiyama, Masao: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Masao Akiyama oral history interview, part 3 of 6, September 17, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 3, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051596.