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Oral history interview with Harold Ueoka

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.481.42 | RG Number: RG-50.062.0042

Harold Ueoka, born in Lawai, Hawaii in 1916, describes his Japanese parents; serving with the 526th Artillery Battalion; working in Honolulu before the Pearl Harbor attacks; how there was no real discrimination before war, except for his summer job working for a plantation; volunteering for the army when the war started; his memories of the Pearl Harbor attack; being head of the baseball team and how four of his teammates decided to join the army; how he felt that if he did not volunteer he would shame the people in Hawaii; how when his unit was in Europe, his destination was Hitler's home; seeing the crematoriums at Dachau and the places where people were shot; and how during the war he heard from other soldiers what was going on in the camps.


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Interviewee
Harold Ueoka
Interviewer
Andrew Mirikitani
Judy Weightman
Date
interview:  1987 December 29
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Hawaii Holocaust Project
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:34:46
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