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Esther Takei Nishio Interview

Date: September 21, 2011


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Esther Takei Nishio Interview
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background Segment 1 of 34 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Mother's background and immigration to the U.S. Segment 2 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's work running carnival concessions Segment 3 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Childhood memories of Venice, California Segment 4 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 5 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; father's arrest by the FBI Segment 6 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Storing belongings with a family friend Segment 7 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The day of mass removal Segment 8 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working in a camp mess hall Segment 9 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Memories of camp as a young person: lack of privacy Segment 10 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reuniting with father in camp Segment 11 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California First arriving at Amache concentration camp: "it was a very desolate scene" Segment 12 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Segment 13 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working as a dental assistant in camp Segment 14 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Social activities in camp Segment 15 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp to attend school in Colorado Segment 16 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to camp and working for the camp newspaper Segment 17 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp as part of a test group allowed to return early to the West Coast Segment 18 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp and traveling to Pasadena Segment 19 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Granada (Amache)
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Experiencing discrimination after returning to California Segment 20 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Receiving support from family and friends Segment 21 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending college, meeting other Japanese Americans Segment 22 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Visiting Gila River concentration camp to encourage resettlement Segment 23 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Gila River
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending business school Segment 24 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Forming a Nisei women's club Segment 25 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Meeting future husband Segment 26 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Anita
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Parents' resettlement in Pasadena Segment 27 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting married Segment 28 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Finding work after graduating from college Segment 29 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Beginning to talk about wartime experiences Segment 30 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Testifying at the redress hearings Segment 31 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Staying in touch with Quaker man who helped with resettlement Segment 32 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Receiving an honorary degree Segment 33 of 34 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reflections Segment 34 of 34 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history