Ben Kitagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 24, 2002

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Description

Kitagawa begins the interview with an introduction on growing up in Northern California. As his family was in the farming business, he would help there, and enjoy his off-time by playing baseball and picnicking. Next, he talks about his family, which came from Japan, his mother would settle in as a housewife and teach ikebana in the community. He also talks about his childhood years, speaking a mix of Japanese and English in the house, while having lots of siblings. In high school, he would make friends of all different backgrounds and never know what it was like to have money, as it was the Great Depression.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:04

Language

Identifier

2002OH0251_01_Kitagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/251-Kitagawa-Ben-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitagawa, Ben: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Kitagawa oral history interview, part 1 of 6, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052671.