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Interviewing My Grandpa, Student Blogging Challenge #8

November 15, 2011 by Ethan · 7 Comments · History, Student Blogging Challenge

“After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt cited military necessity as the basis for incarcerating 120,000 Japanese Americans–adults and children, immigrants and citizens alike.” My Grandpa was one of the 120,000 Japanese Americans who was incarcerated. For my blogging challenge I am going to interview my Grandpa.

In this video you will hear my Grandpa telling you about the Japanese internment such as why he went, where he went, what he did there, how long he stayed, walking to the mess hall, and what it was like there.

One of the questions I asked later in our interview was, “what happened to his home and everything he owned?” He told me, “when the army came to their house, they said to bring what they could carry to the interment camp (they lost everything when they left the house).” My grandpa was about 9 when he went in and when he came out he was about 13.

Here are some more interview questions I asked:

How old were you? What did you play? (mp3)

What did your parents do after the war? (mp3)

How long did it take before being treated nicely? (mp3)

Grandma, what was it like for you during the war? (mp3)

Grandma, What happened to the other families homes? (mp3)

Grandpa, How many Internment Camps were there? (mp3)

Here are two photos that my grandpa had from his childhood:


What would you do if you were put into an interment camp?

 Do you have any more information about any interment camps?

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