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Tetsuo Ted Hasegawa oral history interview
Hasegawa, Tetsuo Ted: interviewee
Tanaka, Diane: interviewer
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Diane Tanaka interviewed Ted Hasegawa on July 26, 2003 in Torrance, California. Ernie Tsujimoto monitored the recording equipment and Dale Sato took notes during the interview. Ted Hasegawa was born in Sacramento, California and educated in Japan. When returned to Torrance, California where his parents farmed, he started kindergarten at the age of 11. After high school, he took automotive classes at a trade school in Los Angeles. Hasegawa witnessed the mass eviction of Japanese residents from Terminal Island and was later incarcerated with his family at Santa Anita Race Track and a incarceration camp in Rohwer, Arkansas. He was drafted by the US Army and released because of poor health. He worked as a mechanic for Chevrolet in Chicago and at a vineyard near Lodi before returning to Torrance in 1948. In Torrance he opened an automotive repair business. He raised five daughters and a son and has five grandsons and one granddaughter. Hasegawa was interviewed as part of the South Bay Histo
Includes sixteen oral histories reflecting the various experiences of South Bay Issei and Nisei. Some grew up on farms and others in suburban area; some were incarcerated during WWII in incarceration camps and some spent all or part of the war working and living in other parts of the US or Japan. All of them returned to the South Bay after WWII and observed the changes that have occurred in area through the end of the twentieth century.
Oral histories; Interviews
01:53:18; 3 pages
audio/mpeg; application/pdf
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Kibei
Geographic communities--California
Industry and employment--Agriculture--Farming
Geographic communities--California--Terminal Island
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Military service--Recruiting and enlisting
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Japanese American Citizens League
Torrance, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
California State University, Long Beach
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei

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