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Oral history interview with Katsugo Miho

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.481.18 | RG Number: RG-50.062.0018

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    Oral history interview with Katsugo Miho

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Katsugo Miho, born in Maui, Hawaii, describes his Japanese parents; graduating high school in 1940 and beginning his university studies in 1941; being a member of the ROTC; volunteering for the army on December 7, 1941; being part of the Hawaiian Territorial Guard; how they were gathered in a school one morning and told that all Japanese Americans would be discharged because an American officer did not like the idea of Japanese Americans serving for the U.S. Army; working as a carpenter’s helper at the airfield; volunteering for the army in 1943 with his brother; going to Schofield and Camp Shelby; being in the artillery while his brother was in the medical section; how his father was picked up as an enemy alien in 1941, taken to a prison, then shipped to Sand Island, Honolulu, and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Alabama; the death of his brother in a bus accident when he visited their father; training until April 1944; visiting camps (possibly Japanese American internment camps); going to France and losing many men while trying to rescue a lost battalion from Texas; joining with the 7th Army and the 3rd Army; fighting battles in the German cities of Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Heidelberg; seeing civilians with yellow stars on their clothes in Aachen, Germany; and witnessing a death march from Dachau and not knowing at the time that they were Jewish prisoners.
    Interviewee
    Katsugo Miho
    Interviewer
    Judy Weightman
    Date
    interview:  1989 June 21

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    2 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Miho, Katsugo.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Judy Weightman, of the Hawaii Holocaust Project, conducted the interview with Katsugo Miho on June 21, 1989 as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators currently living in Hawaii. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in March 1990.
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    2023-11-16 08:10:14
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