August 2, 2011

Jack Dairiki was born in Sacramento, California, but went to Japan with his father in 1941. He was unable to return to the U.S. because of the onset of World War II, and was attending school in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped. In this clip, he describes the chaos in the city in the aftermath of the bombing. Mr. Dairiki’s full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.

View the Archive Spotlight interview excerpt