Yoshio Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 23, 2006

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Description

Matsumoto discusses growing up in San Diego, and talks about his parents, his siblings, and attending Japanese language school. He then shares his reactions and feelings regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor, his experiences with discrimination, and his forced removal to Tanforan temporary detention facility. Matsumoto talks about leaving Tanforan for Washington University in St. Louis and his experiences and friendships there, getting married, participating in military training, and getting shipped overseas to Berlin. While in Berlin, Matsumoto had assignments in rehabilitation zones for United States occupations, and also talks about recreational activities, and civilians he encountered. Matsumoto was then discharged, and returned to the United States. Lastly, Matsumoto talks about his children, and his involvement in Japanese American community organizations including the Nikkei Project and Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:50

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0681_01_Matsumoto

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/681-Matsumoto-Yoshio-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jun 12

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsumoto, Yoshio: narrator, Leivici, Joanne: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshio Matsumoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, June 23, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052076.