Yoichi Ichikawa oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 25, 2001

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Dublin Core

Description

Ichikawa discusses his parents, childhood, and home life. He then talks about his feelings regarding Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his thoughts about forced removal after Executive Order 9066. Ichikawa then describes his experiences at Santa Anita Temporary Detention Facility and Gila River Incarceration Camp, discusses various jobs he held before and after incarceration, and recalls a time when he experienced prejudice while living in Minnesota. Next, Ichikawa talks about getting drafted into the Army and living in Chicago before going to Camp Shelby for basic training. Lastly, Ichikawa discusses his experiences at Camp Shelby, including encountering racism, his duties during Anti-Tank Company training, and how he got his nickname of “Gooch”.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

00:26:49

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Date

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0162_01_Ichikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/162-Ichikawa-Yoichi-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ichikawa, Yoichi: narrator, Galinato, Rae Ann: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoichi Ichikawa oral history interview, part 1 of 4, March 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051779.