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Document Details


Title: Frances Midori Kaji
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Asian Americans: South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei
Description: Fran Kaji grew up in Gardena as the daughter of pioneer physician Kikuwo Tashiro. She remembers Gardena as it changed form a rural to suburban community. Her family moved to Fresno to avoid incarceration but was eventually imprisoned at the concentration camp at Poston, Arizona.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Kaji, Frances Midori
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Activist
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Poston War Relocation Center, La Paz County, AZ
Historical events discussed: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; California; Colorado; Denver, CO; Gardena, CA; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agricultural laborers; Asia; California; Colorado; Concentration camps--United States; Denver, CO; Gardena, CA; Japan; Japanese American families; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; North America; Oral history; Poston War Relocation Center, La Paz County, AZ; Sugar beet; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035148-38716