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Document Details


Title: May Minami
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: May Minami has lived in Gardena, California most of her life; her father was the first person to sell insurance to other Japanese community members. During WWII, she endured the FBI arrests of her parents and lived in a US concentration camp in Rohwer, Arkansas.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Minami, May
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Storekeeper
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Rohwer Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR
Historical events discussed: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Arkansas; California; Gardena, CA; North America; Rohwer, AR; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arkansas; California; Gardena, CA; Japanese American families; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; North America; Oral history; Rohwer Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR; Rohwer, AR; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035152-38720