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Hiroshi Kuida oral history interview, part 2 of 4, June 16, 2010
Kuida discusses his schooling and education while living in Gardena. While a junior in high school, the Pearl Harbor attacks occurred which changed things for his family. Hours after Pearl Harbor, his mother was picked up by the FBI as a detainee because of her involvement at the Japanese language school. Shortly after, Executive Order 9066 was passed and those living in Los Angeles helped those living on Terminal Island evacuate their homes. As this was happening, Kuida's father corresponded with a friend in Utah and they were able to move there and work on a sugar beet farm instead of going to the American concentration camps. However, after Kuida's mother was released from the FBI, she was sent to Santa Anita race track until they were able to get her out to Utah. Next, he talks about sugar beet farming they did in Utah and the effects of Pearl Harbor.
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Kuida, Hiroshi: narrator, Sueki, Lisa: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiroshi Kuida oral history interview, part 2 of 4, June 16, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 23, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055757.