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Interview with Alexander M. Riviera

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Title: Interview with Alexander M. Riviera
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Riviera, Alexander M.
Keywords: Ethnic Relations
Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Issue Date: 1999
Series/Report no.: 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.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 22 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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