Shigeru Hayashi and Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 10, 2009

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Description

Sameshima and Hayashi discuss their nicknames and their lives after Pearl Harbor, including the Executive Order 9066. Their families would face hard times as they readied to evacuate their homes, as they had to sell property and furniture for pennies on the dollar and faced discrimination that they had never seen before. The families would head to temporary detention centers, followed by Gila River Concentration Camp and Poston Concentration Camp. The two would be drafted into the Army and begin their basic training, eventually ending up in Military Intelligence Service Language School. They would both spend some time in the American concentration camps and they talk about the terrible conditions and being faced with the loyalty questions. They talk about their knowledge of the 442nd/100th Regiment and their experiences while at Fort Snelling, including learning interrogation techniques.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:01:36

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2009OH0958_02_Hayashi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/958-Hayashi-Shigeru-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Jan 17

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

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Yes

Citation

Hayashi, Shigeru: narrator et al., “Shigeru Hayashi and Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 2 of 3, January 10, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055589.