George Karatsu oral history interview, part 1 of 4, December 9, 2001

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Karatsu talks about growing up in Los Angeles, going to school, and discusses his parents and siblings. He then talks about going to Japanese language school, values growing up, recreational activities, and childhood friends. After graduation, Karatsu worked at a fruit stand and went to college, before registering for the draft. Karatsu also talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor, his family’s forced removal and life at Granda (Amache) Concentration Camp; and getting drafted while at Amache. Lastly, Karatsu talks about his brothers’ assignments while in the Army, corresponding with his family while in the service, and discusses basic training at Camp Blanding.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:32

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0222_01_Karatsu

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/222-Karatsu-George-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jan 02

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Karatsu, George: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Karatsu oral history interview, part 1 of 4, December 9, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052297.