Internment – Time of Remembrance – Toshiye Kawamura
Toshiye Kawamura shares what happened to her family’s boarding house following the round up of Marysville’s Japanese-Americans, along with descriptions of camp life, and life after the internment experience.
Toshiye Kawamura Interview
00:18 – Clip 1: Toshiye describes her childhood as a Japanese-American child during the Depression.
03:03 – Clip 2: Toshiye talks about the start of WWII.
05:26 – Clip 3: Toshiye’s family in camp.
07:08 – Clip 4: Toshiye talks about educational opportunities in camp.
10:01 – Clip 5: Toshiye describes preparing to move to Japan and the oxymoron of knitting things for refugees in Europe.
12:01 – Clip 6: Toshiye talks about riots in the camp and sake-making neighbors.
14:06 – Clip 7: Prejudice after the war.
16:13 – Clip 8: Toshiye talks about how her elders lived and the connection to religion.
18:54 – Clip 9: She talks about her personal prejudices and how she has moved beyond that and the importance of acceptance.
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.
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