Grandparent's unspoken past

Her eagerness as a child to emulate her older sister and learn to ice skate Grandparent's unspoken past Support from the Japanese American community

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I heard a little bit about the history Japanese Americans and their struggle but, my grandparents rarely spoke of it. I think that they had gone through so much and really wanted to put it behind them and they never talked about it. It was really strange. Unless you specifically asked them what happened or what was it like for you. You know they just wanted to face forward and look into the future and they raised their own kids purely American.

Date: January 16, 2000
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum


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