Warren Tamura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 22, 2002

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Description

The segment begins with Tamura discussing the Christian church that he and other Nikkei attended during wartime in Idaho, playing football, and life in his agricultural community. He discusses the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and forerunner organization Japanese American Citizens Club (JACC), and where he was during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He describes the generally good treatment of Japanese Americans during wartime besides the confiscation of property and the curfews. However, relations between Caucasians and Issei/Nisei suffer when Minidoka Concentration Camp began releasing incarcerees to perform labor in the surrounding fields. Following this discussion, Tamura describes being drafted and sent to Camp Blanding to receive basic training, and then his deployment via the RMS Aquitania to various European locales before arriving in Italy.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:17

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2002OH0311_02_Tamura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/311-Tamura-Warren-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Jul 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tamura, Warren: narrator, Dojiri, Michelle: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Warren Tamura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 22, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053270.