Kazuhiko Yamada oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 5, 2009

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Description

Yamada begins the interview talking about his family and how they came to move from Hiroshima to Los Angeles. His father would work as a flower farmer while Kazuhiko and his siblings attended english and Japanese school. He would attend Gardena High School, where the population was nearly fifty percent Japanese before graduating and attending Compton Junior College. After this, he would head up the coast to attend UC Davis in the horticulture field. Next, he talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. As he was already in the Army, he would be moved to a segregated unit at Fort Custer in Michigan and then to Camp Savage for Japanese language courses. While he was there, his family would be moved to American concentration camps in Poston, Arizona and then Tule Lake. He would then be shipped out from San Francisco and begin his assignment in Australia.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:00:47

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0969A_01_Yamada

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/969A-Yamada-Kazuhiko-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1915 Oct 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Yes

Citation

Yamada, Kazuhiko: narrator et al., “Kazuhiko Yamada oral history interview, part 1 of 2, March 5, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055542.