Internment – Time of Remembrance – Molly Kimura
First-Hand Accounts of the Japanese American Internment Experience. It is our hope that these stories will build on the work and legacy of the late Mary Tsukamoto, who devoted her life to promoting social justice for all, regardless of race, creed, or ethnicity.
Molly Kimura Interview
Molly shares stories from the Tule Lake and recollections of Marysville’s pre-war Japantown.
00:00 – Introduction
00:18 – Clip 1: When the war comes, Molly was moved to Tule Lake. She missed her graduation. Molly shares a story about how her teacher told her she would be imprisoned.
13:23 – Clip 2: Molly shares her views on religion, music and hobbies at camp.
17:07 – Clip 3: Molly shares how she was able to learn the tea ceremony, caligraphy, and Japanese language classes.
19:39 – Clip 4: Molly talks about who was taken from Hawaii to be imprisoned. Buddhist ministers, and religious services at camp.
20:48 – Clip 5: Molly tells of her father’s and uncle’s philosophy on sending money back to Japan, and immigration in general.
23:39 – Credits
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