Robert Satoshi Sato oral history interview, part 3 of 6, July 28, 2002

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Description

Sato and his family would be evacuated from their farm, and moved to a temporary detention center in Puyallup, called Camp Harmony. He talks about the lack of privacy and the barbed wire that surrounded the area. After this, they would be moved again, but this time to a more permanent location at Minidoka Concentration Camp. He talks about the actions that lead to the executive order, including Yellow peril and certain congressmen not getting supported. After this, he talks about being transported by train to Idaho, with the shades drawn, and seeing nothing around at all but mountains. He talks more about the living conditions of the barracks and finding work as a swamper, while attending high school. He would then be drafted into the Army, heading to Fort Douglas for his induction.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:42

Language

Identifier

2002OH0298_03_Sato

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/298-Sato-Robert-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Apr 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Sato, Robert Satoshi: narrator, Dojiri, Michelle: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Robert Satoshi Sato oral history interview, part 3 of 6, July 28, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053072.