Roy Nakawatase oral history interview, part 4 of 8, January 25, 2003

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In this segement, Nakawatase explains his feelings towards not being able to recall much of his time at camp due to being a young child. At the age of 16, Nakawatase was the head of the family upon leaving the camp. In high school, Nakawatase considered himself a poor student due to being tossed from class for challenging his teachers for personal beliefs, such as being an American citizen and being demoralized. In camp, Nakawatase was aware of the war, from the victories and setbacks of both Japan and U.S., but felt very removed. He wondered if would have to go back to Japan, or if he would be able to stay in the U.S. Nakawatase recalls the guards also feeling removed. He remembers them performing sweeps for contraband. When the War ended, Nakawatase was head of the household and was left to decide the next step for the family.

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00:29:29

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2003OH0320_04_Nakawatase

Citation

Nakawatase, Roy: Narrator, Horsting, Robert: Interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: Publisher, “Roy Nakawatase oral history interview, part 4 of 8, January 25, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/442.