Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 2 of 4, July 26, 2002

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Description

Ota talks more about his childhood in Washington and being able to travel around the state playing sports. He would enjoy playing basketball at the YMCA the most and would continue to help his dad working at the hotels they owned. During the summers, he would head to Alaska to work at a salmon cannery, earning money while he attended the University of Washington. Next, he talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, hearing it on the radio. Shortly after, they would be forcefully evacuated from their homes and moved to Puyallup assembly center, where the living conditions were poor and there was very little privacy. After this, they would get moved to Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho before volunteering for the Army and being inducted at Fort Douglas.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:30

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0295_02_Ota

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/295-Ota-Kenji-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Dec 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ota, Kenneth: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kenneth Ota oral history interview, part 2 of 4, July 26, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053031.