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Interview with Alexander M. Riviera

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Title:Interview with Alexander M. Riviera
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Riviera, Alexander M. (interviewee)
Keywords:Ethnic Relations
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1999
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description:A man remembers his parents and their nomadic lifestyle, moving from plantation to plantation. On April 1, 1946, in Waiakea town, he and a friend escaped from the third tidal wave. He discusses the loss of lives and property. Also covered is his role in unionizing the Hilo Tribune-Herald.
newspaper press operator; Puerto Rican-Spanish; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:22 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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