FBI raids home and arrests father

Learning Japanese to speak to relatives in Japan FBI raids home and arrests father Working as a seamstress in Hollywood Learning to be a hairdresser at age 50 Husband George in the 442nd Battalion

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They came raiding all the houses and whatever they saw and they turned the house upside down.

I*: So they came to your home, knocked on the door, came in, and looked through everything, and then what did they do with your father?

He was in his work clothes picking strawberries and the FBI came raiding all the fathers you know and they just shipped them to North Dakota…oh no first to Tujunga Santa Ana jail through Tujunga and then they shipped them to Bismarck, North Dakota and they spent a whole year there and then they joined us in camp.

* "I" indicates an interviewer (Akira Boch)

Date: June 1, 2018
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Akira Boch
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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