Her experience as a Japanese-American schoolchild in Oceanside, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Her experience as a Japanese-American schoolchild in Oceanside, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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I was seventeen, I was a senior in high school. We were making ready; this was in... Pearl Harbor happened in December. And in January all the Japanese kids stopped going to school. I do remember that because I went to my civics class, and... this was the Monday after Pearl Harbor, and the teacher in our civics class was talking about 'the Japs' bombing Pearl Harbor. And you felt like you did the bombing because, as far as they were concerned, you were a Jap.

Date: May 22, 1998
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

discrimination identity Pearl Harbor racism World War II

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