Witnessing father's arrest through a child's eyes

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I remember, I thought, well, they were after the money. So I even said, well, the piggy bank, I said, Did you want the piggy bank? to an FBI, I even said that to him. He said, No, you're a U.S. citizen. So he didn't touch the piggy bank. And I thought, in a child's mind, you thought, well, that's strange, he took my father's money but he didn't want my money. But he didn't look through, and my father said -- and then the way they would tell you is, oh, you know, We just need to take him down to the office to interrogate him a little further. And that was it. I mean, we thought, well you know, he hasn't done anything wrong, he'll be back. I mean, that's what I told myself, he'll be back. Well, he didn't come back.

Date: August 3 & 4, 2003
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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