Esther Oda oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 25, 2002

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Dublin Core

Description

Oda discusses how she met her husband and her marriage plans. When trying to get married, the Oda’s initially experienced discrimination due to their race, but eventaully got married at a YMCA. She then talks about her whereabouts during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and discusses how it affected her family, including the FBI picking up her father and sending him first to Missouri, and later to Crystal City. Oda then talks about her experiences after Executive Order 9066, which included being placed under a curfew and dealing with discrimination. Next, Oda discusses growing up and the importance of New Year’s Day in her household; describing celebrations that occurred and the types of food her family ate. Lastly, Oda discusses being forcibly removed to Puyallup Temporary Detention Facility before being sent to Minidoka, where after a few months she received clearance to travel to Hattiesburg to meet up with her future husband at Camp Shelby.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:29:06

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Date

Identifier

2002OH0266_01_Oda

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/266-Oda-Esther-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Nov 20

Location of Birth

Index

Yes

Citation

Oda, Esther: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Esther Oda oral history interview, part 1 of 3, March 25, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052797.