Omachi, Chiyoko (3/20/2018)

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Title

Omachi, Chiyoko (3/20/2018)

Subject

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

Description

Chiyoko describes her experiences growing up on Terminal Island. She talks about moving to L.A. right before the Evacuation and her experiences at the school there. Chiyoko describes what camp life and food was like. She discusses leaving the Poston to go to school and work inland. She talks about a Mennonite family she has fond memories of. Chiyoko explains why she resettled in the Midwest and why she joined the Resettlers Committee and the importance of supporting other Japanese Americans. She is glad that the JASC is doing the oral history project and hopes her story and other stories will be helpful for future generations.

Date

2018-03-20

Format

video

Interviewer

Takada, Anna

Interviewee

Omachi, Chiyoko

Previous Name

Maeda

Interview Keyword

Terminal Island
Poston
Arizona
Pennsylvania
Mennonites
Christian

Sort Priority

6200


Citation

“Omachi, Chiyoko (3/20/2018),” JASC Legacy Center Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2022, http://digitalcollections.jasc-chicago.org/omeka/items/show/3.