Building 640 at the Presidio in San Francisco

Building 640 at the Presidio in San Francisco
Information Source for the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Students Share Their Experience at NJAHS: Toshio's Story

It has been 6 visits, each visit ~2 hours long, but I have finally reach my goal of finish transcribing Toshio Enomoto long journey through the concentration camp of Tule lake and Manzanar. Through out his interview he brings up a lot about his experience of positive and negative events in concentration camp. When I listen to his life as one of the many in camp, he describes it so vividly that Ii feel like I am in his shoes sometimes experience what he is doing, and the struggles he went through. However sad this may seem, he express no qualm during his life and he has quite the humor when telling the story of his very first girl friend in camp. His life is one amazing part of history of being in camp as a no-no boy and later being drafted but later release. The interviewer laughs at how he was drafted mistakenly, because Toshio did not really have to serve but did go through training. He live his life with no regrets and he wants everyone else to do so, just do your best.

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