Chiye Watanabe oral history interview, part 3 of 5, December 20, 2008

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Chiye (Hayashi) Watanabe, Henry M. Hayashi, and Seiichi Nakawatase recall Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. When evacuation orders are announced, Chiye and her family plan to go to Arkansas. However, the government places travel restrictions. Chiye and Seiichi describe the preparations to go to camp.

Seiichi and his family go to Pomona Fair Grounds then to Heart Mountain. Chiye and her in-laws arrive at Heart Mountain a month later. During this time, Henry and Joe are at Fort Sheridan. Henry is assigned to the mortar pool company. Henry's family is at Santa Anita and then goes to Amache, Co.

Chiye and Seiichi recount camp life at Heart Mountain and the living conditions. Henry describes the effects of Pearl Harbor on the Japanese Americans in service.

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2008OH0956_03_Watanabe

Citation

Watanabe, Chiye: narrator et al., “Chiye Watanabe oral history interview, part 3 of 5, December 20, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055580.