Ronald Nishijima oral history interview, part 1 of 3, August 12, 2008

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Dublin Core

Description

Nishijima discusses his father; his grandfather's immigration; his father's employment; and the reasons why his father returned to the United States. He then talks about his father and grandmother's personalities and physical traits; discusses his siblings; and talks about growing up in Los Angeles including discussing his neighborhood, school, friendships, and celebrating holidays. Next, Nishijima talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor; his father's fishing hobby; going to the movies; languages spoken at home; and working at a produce market. Nishijima then talks about having to leave belongings behind after his family's forced removal to Santa Anita temporary detention facility; his experiences at Santa Anita; and traveling to Granada (Amache) Concentration Camp. Lastly, Nishijima talks about his experiences at Amache including the living conditions there, what a typical day was like, attending school, weather, bugs, and food.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:16

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0909_01_Nishijima

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/909-Nishijima-Ronald-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1933 Aug 04

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Nishijima, Ronald: narrator, Yuge, Tim: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ronald Nishijima oral history interview, part 1 of 3, August 12, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 28, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1056048.