Hiroshi Tanaka oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2005

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Description

Tanaka would grow up in southern California, helping his family work on the vegetable farm and playing with friends. During this time, the Great Depression occurred and he talks briefly about that. Next, he talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. During this time, he saw family members taken in by the FBI and moved to immigration camps, eventually landing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soon after, the President would sign executive order 9066, which would evacuate all the Japanese living on the west coast. Tanaka and his family would be moved to Poston concentration camp in Arizona, having to sell all his personal belongings along the way. He talks about what life was like in the camps, including getting work as a sign painter and a dish washer.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:27

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0608_02_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/608-Tanaka-Hiroshi-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Feb 08

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tanaka, Hiroshi: narrator, Garvey, John: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiroshi Tanaka oral history interview, part 2 of 5, September 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051656.