Isamu Shimada oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 22, 2006

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Isamu Shimada begins the interview with his family background and what it was like to grow up in California. As his family was poor, he would grow up in a small house and would work for most of his childhood on the farms. It was there that he learned to plow and use heavy equipment such as tractors, which ended up being his career path after high school. A few months before the Pearl Harbor attacks, Shimada was drafted into the Army and he would begin his training. However, after the Pearl Harbor attacks, all Japanese American soldiers were forced to turn in their rifles and sent to Fort Snelling in Minnesota to await their assignments. While he was in Minnesota, his family would be relocated to Rohwer Concentration Camp in Arkansas.

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0:55:10

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2006OH0678_01_Shimada

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/678-Shimada-Sam-1.m4v

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Citation

Shimada, Isamu: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Isamu Shimada oral history interview, part 1 of 3, June 22, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052067.