Kay Maeda oral history interview, part 1 of 1, September 12, 2008

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Description

Maeda talks about her parents immigrating from Japan to the United States, and her whereabouts during the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Executive Order 9066, Maeda and her family were forcibly removed first to Pinedale Temporary Detention Facility, then Tule Lake Concentration Camp, and lastly Minidoka Concentration Camp, and she talks about the living conditions and her experiences at all three locations. She then talks about leaving Minidoka to work at an orchard and experiencing discrimination while traveling to Oregon. Next, Maeda talks about her husband and his parents and their forced removal to Portland detention facility; and her husband’s military service and his war experiences, including his encounters with civilians in Italy. Lastly, Maeda talks about meeting her husband, describes the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and discusses her children and their occupations.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:59:54

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0939_01_Maeda

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/939-Maeda-Kay-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 May 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Entrance into Service

Citation

Maeda, Kay: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kay Maeda oral history interview, part 1 of 1, September 12, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055503.