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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 (01:37) shows footage of Alice Tatsuno returning from the Topaz hospital with her newborn daughter, Arlene, on September 28, 1944; the Topaz hospital; two Japanese-American nurses; the hospital Obstetrics unit [dark]; nurses [dark]; handmade sign, "Welcome 'Home' Arlene September 28, 1944"; Sheldon and Rodney Tatsuno stand behind a parked ambulance; Alice Tatsuno, carrying newborn Arlene, enters the ambulance with father-in-law Shojiro Tatsuno and sons; views from the ambulance as it drives across the camp; Alice holding Arlene [dark]; the family climbs out of the ambulance, is greeted by friends as they enter the barrack.

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 — Última actualización Ago 25 2012 9:03 a.m.

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