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Ben Chikaraishi Interview

Date:October 31, 2017

Narrator:Ben Chikaraishi



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Date:October 31, 2017

Narrator:Ben Chikaraishi

Interviewer: Anna Takada

Densho ID: ddr-chi-1-11

1:35:52

14 segments

Nisei male. Born September 10, 1921, in Colusa, California. As a child, family moved to Stockton, California, where parents owned a hotel. Was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the family was sent to the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to live in Chicago, Illinois, where he became an optometrist. Visit Densho for more information.

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