James Suzuki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 3, 2001

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Description

Suzuki and the interviewers introduce themselves. He explains how he got his nickname. He shares his childhood memories. He describes his Seattle community. He talks about his father's hotel. Suzuki discusses his parent's origins. He describes his friendships. He talks about his experiences in Japanese language school. He lists his childhood activities. He discusses his religious background. He shares his experiences with discrimination. He describes his loyalties to the United States. Suzuki talks about his childhood idols. He discusses his experiences in high school and at a boy's club. He describes his hobbies. He talks about the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He discusses his relationship with his father. He describes his father's arrest. Suzuki describes his experiences in the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka. He talks about Issei parents. He discusses a loyalty questionnaire. He explains how he volunteered for the military.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:18

Language

Identifier

2001OH0201_01_Suzuki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/201-Suzuki-Turk-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Suzuki, James: narrator, Inouye, Jason: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “James Suzuki oral history interview, part 1 of 5, September 3, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052158.