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Color silent amateur films by Dave Tatsuno (1913-2006), a businessman in the San Francisco Bay area. Composed largely of home movie clips, taken 1942-1945, of the environment the Japanese Americans lived in during World War II in forced exclusion at the Topaz concentration camp near Delta, Utah.

This segment shows the Topaz winter landscape; camp barracks; icicles on a roof; a man pulls two children (possibly Tatsuno's sons Sheldon and Rodney) through the camp on homemade sleds; people shake hands with and bow to an unidentified man; an unidentified couple; a man pulls a child on a sled; barracks under snow (00:36).

Credits: Dave Tatsuno Collection, Gift of Dave Tatsuno, in Memory of Walter Honderick, Japanese American National Museum (91.74). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Last modified Aug 23 2012 4:34 p.m.


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