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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Anna Tanaka Murakami
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anna Tanaka Murakami was born in 1929 in Minnesota. She was one of two girls of an immigrant Japanese father and German mother. Her father struggled to make a living in the Depression economy. He sent Anna and her sister to Japan to live with their aunt and uncle. They lived in Japan for 19 years in a coastal city ten miles east of Hiroshima. Anna returned to the United States in 1951; she married in 1952 and raised three children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being born in the United States but raised in Japan; life in Japan during the war after 1941; having been raised by their aunt and uncle; witnessing the Hiroshima bombing and the impact it had in the area; general reaction to the war; returning to the United States as a grown woman and settling here.
1 hour sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Murakami, Anna Tanaka
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.20 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'