Ideno, Helen (8/24/2017)

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Title

Ideno, Helen (8/24/2017)

Description

Helen Ideno is a third generation (Sansei) Japanese American born in Torrance, CA shortly before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During WWII, she and her family were incarcerated at Santa Anita and Amache, after which they resettled in Chicago. In this interview she shares what she knows of her family's incarceration experience and her own memories of growing up on Chicago's West Side where there were few other Japanese Americans. She recounts deciding to become more actively involved with the Midwest Buddhist Temple as a teenager, through which she was able to participate in Japanese American community activities. She also describes her experiences as a teacher and the ways in which she has tried to pass her heritage on to her children and grandchildren.

Date

2017-08-24

Format

video

Interviewer

Takada, Anna

Interviewee

Ideno, Helen

Previous Name

Tademaru

Interview Keyword

Torrance
Santa Anita
Granada
Amache
West Side
Midwest Buddhist Temple

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2200


Citation

“Ideno, Helen (8/24/2017),” JASC Legacy Center Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2022, http://digitalcollections.jasc-chicago.org/omeka/items/show/36.