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Interview with Laura Yuen Chock

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Title:Interview with Laura Yuen Chock
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Chock, Laura Yuen (interviewee)
Family Life
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1999
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I
Description:A Hilo-born woman discusses her father, a poultry storeowner and herbalist; Mamo Street neighborhood; education; and motherhood. She describes running from the 1946 tsunami while holding a child, with her siblings and parents, just ahead of the wall of water. She also remembers the search for her parents who were trapped in their store in the 1960 tsunami, but who somehow survived the ordeal.
teacher; Chinese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:1 hr
25 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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