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Interview with Sadako Suzuki

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Title:Interview with Sadako Suzuki
Contributors:Piianaia, Nancy (interviewer)
Suzuki, Sadako (interviewee)
Family Life
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1998
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume I
Source:29-24-1-98, 29-33-2-99
Description:A woman, orphaned at an early age, remembers her parents, adoption by a Waiakea family, childhood jobs, and schooling. She relates the background of Hilo Products and her marriage to a son of the owners. Also discussed are effects of the 1946 tsunami on the business and terrible cost of the 1960 tsunami which killed three of her in-laws and destroyed the store building.
produce wholesaler; Japanese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 1 min
35 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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