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

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Oda discusses learning about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of World War Two; and recalls President Roosevelt's speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor and his death. She then talks about the differences between Hawaiian and Mainland soldiers, and her thoughts about the tension between them. She also talks about soldiers traveling to Jerome Incarceration Camp from Camp Shelby to attend dances and participate in other recreational activities. She then shows and describes a list of her wedding gifts, and a photograph of a group of soldiers including Kazuo Otani who was killed in action and received a congregational medal of honor. Lastly, Oda talks about what life was like immediately following the order for forced removal, her family's relocation to Los Angeles after the war, recalls memories of her parents; and provides her thoughts on redress and using the money she received for a trip to Hawaii for the 50th anniversary of the 442nd.

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video/m4v

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00:29:16

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2002OH0266_03_Oda

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/266-Oda-Esther-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Nov 20

Location of Birth

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Yes

Citation

Oda, Esther: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Esther Oda oral history interview, part 3 of 3, March 25, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052799.