Takei Content Concept Map (Japanese Internment Camps (Camp Rohwer (Camp…
Takei Content Concept Map
Japanese Internment Camps
Camp Tule Lake
Camp Rohwer (Camp Rohwer Relocation Center
Mother- Fumiko fully prepared for the long trip to the camps. Packing things such as individual water canteens, and supplemental rice balls. Fumiko also risked it all for her children to have good clothes, by bringing a sewing machine into the camp.
Camp Rohwer is built along the west side of the Missouri Pacific Railway
Father-Takekuma adjusted to living in the camp for the children by searching for scrap items to accommodate and create a comfortable living space for the family
Takekuma set an example of compassion for George by helping other families, and volunteering for anything he could during their time in Camp Rohwer.
Easternmost of the Ten Internment camps of the War Relocation Authority under Roosevelt
Population 8,500-33 Blocks in All
"Disloyals" are considered to be the people who answered "no, no" to the loyalty questionnaire put into place during the Roosevelt administration. People were also considered disloyal if they applied for repatriation or expatriation to Japan.
December 1944 administration abruptly decided to close all Internment Camps down
Executive Order 9066: Forced the removal and incarceration of 1200,000 Japanese Americans during WWII
Loyalty Questionnaire: Lose-Lose questionnaire comprised by the U.S. Government for all adult Japanese Americans to take, attempting to force their hand at denouncing their culture.
Started singing with Glee Club at L.A. High School
First hear of a multicultural dream through Josie
Lands 'Playhouse 90' role
Predominantly Asian or Japanese Characters
Takei influential in creating/shaping the Mr. Sulu character
After the closing of the Internment Camps, Fumiko and Takekuma had to make a decision regarding where they would settle down that would be the safest choice for their family.
This proved difficult and stressful regarding the still aggravated opinions of Japanese Americans throughout the country
Elevated opinion of what Takekuma thought of his work ethic and standards for life, especially career choices.
High emphasis on secure job
As George progresses throughout his career, the Takei parents were always supportive. They gave him advice when it was needed, but they were proud of him regardless of what they envisioned it would be.
Elected student body president of Mt. Vernon Junior High
Joined Glee Club at LA High School
Attended Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-Upon-Avon
Helped Campaign for Adlai Stevenson for U.S. President
Teacher refers to him as "That little Jap Boy"
Refused to take demeaning roles, after having some success in Hollywood
Lake Bed located on the California-Oregon border
Internment Camp converted into a Maximum Security Segregation Camp for "disloyals"