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Date: June 20-21, 2000


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Joseph Frisino Interview
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family background, growing up near Baltimore, Maryland Segment 1 of 34 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Learning Italian culture from paternal grandparents Segment 2 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of childhood neighborhoods near Baltimore, Maryland Segment 3 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Racial segregation in the schools, prejudicial news coverage, and ethnic discrimination in Baltimore Segment 4 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Impression of relations with German Americans in light of Germany's World War I enemy status Segment 5 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Growing up Catholic Segment 6 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington No memory of being troubled by anti-Catholic sentiments Segment 7 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Impact of Great Depression of 1929 on family Segment 8 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending mechanical drawing school, graduating from high school and beginning of newspaper career at the Baltimore News Post Segment 9 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Working for the Baltimore News Post Segment 10 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Drafted into the army in 1940 as U.S. prepares for entry into World War II to stop Hitler Segment 11 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Early impressions of Hitler, Americans' concerns about Germany's imperialism, and no memory of any repercussions for German Americans Segment 12 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Lack of preparation and order in U.S. military training system of 1940 Segment 13 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Tension between draftees and officers is a motivation to get military rank as soon as possible Segment 14 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington "It was just incredible, the feeling that gave us, of hatred," memories of and reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor as a young soldier from the East Coast Segment 15 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Stories of suspicion and fear of sabotage by Japanese Americans on the West Coast Segment 16 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting and marrying wife, Harriette, in Seattle before being sent overseas to fight in World War II Segment 17 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Experiencing anger and hate towards all people of Japanese ancestry as a result of Pearl Harbor bombing Segment 18 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A soldier's desire to shoot Japanese Americans while ushering them to concentration camps Segment 19 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Entering the army, basic training, and signal school Segment 20 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Desert maneuvers in the Mohave Desert and applying for Officer Candidate School Segment 21 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The rigors of Officer Candidate School training Segment 22 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Undergoing training for radio communications in Seattle, Alaska, and California Segment 23 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Heading overseas to enter World War II, separated from company due to illness in Casablanca Segment 24 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Days of service in India and the jungles of Burma Segment 25 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attitude toward the Japanese and sense of purpose while fighting in World War II Segment 26 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Difficulties readjusting to civilian life after the war Segment 27 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reentering the news writing profession with new career at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Segment 28 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Learning about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a changing attitude toward Japanese and Japanese Americans Segment 29 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Changing attitude toward Japanese and Japanese Americans Segment 30 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Racial awareness: "It was a learning process for me" Segment 31 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on redress, comparison of incarceration of Japanese Americans to the government's treatment of American Indians Segment 32 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Thoughts on life and appreciation of family and loved ones Segment 33 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Segment 34 of 34 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history