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Date: July 31, 2008


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Norman I. Hirose Interview
by Topaz Museum Collection
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Going to school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: students were unusually serious Segment 11 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Teaching in military schools in postwar Japan Segment 36 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Attending school in Berkeley, including Japanese language school Segment 10 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Description of fellow detainees at Santa Fe Segment 32 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Fe
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Father's health condition precludes family's move to Japan Segment 25 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Speaking Japanese at home, English in school Segment 6 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Attending a large Japanese language school Segment 8 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Security in a Department of Justice camp: "Santa Fe felt more like a prisoner of war camp" Segment 30 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Fe
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Being drafted into the U.S. Army despite having renounced citizenship Segment 34 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Mother's background, arranged marriage Segment 3 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Working in the hospital clinic in Santa Fe internment camp Segment 29 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Fe
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Arriving at Tanforan: description of barracks, facilities Segment 14 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tanforan
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Being sent to the Santa Fe Department of Justice internment camp Segment 27 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Fe
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California "No-no" status, renouncing U.S. citizenship, and a draftee Segment 26 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Father's family background: successful rice growers Segment 2 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Learning about democracy and student government while in camp Segment 22 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Being transferred to Topaz concentration camp, Utah Segment 16 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Thoughts on ethnic composition of neighborhood in Berkeley Segment 9 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Prewar Japanese American community picnics Segment 7 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Social activities in camp: Fourth of July celebration, talent shows Segment 15 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tanforan
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Raising son in Japan Segment 37 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Segment 31 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Teaching classes in camp as a high school senior Segment 20 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Arrival at Topaz: "it's just all flat" Segment 17 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Participating in a science club in high school Segment 21 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Arriving at Santa Fe Segment 28 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Santa Fe
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Reflections: not bitter because, "I have to get on with my life" Segment 38 of 38 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Description of camp layout Segment 18 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Father's choice of names for his children Segment 1 of 38 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Description of parents and siblings Segment 4 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Memories of childhood home in Oakland, California Segment 5 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Returning to Berkeley after release from Santa Fe Segment 33 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Father's work during camp: temporary leave to work on local farms Segment 23 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Establishment of schools in camp: "the first week of school was confusion" Segment 19 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Selling household possessions in preparation for mass removal Segment 12 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Assembling for mass removal Segment 13 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Moving to Japan, having an arranged marriage Segment 35 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history
Norman I. Hirose Interview
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Interview location: Emeryville, California Answering "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" because mother wanted to go to Japan Segment 24 of 38 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Topaz (Central Utah)