In this video posted by the Henry Madden Library, Saburo and Marion Masada recount their story growing up in the incarceration camps during World War II and life before and after the war. They also tell the larger story of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
For years, the Masadas were regular guest speakers in Dr. Mary Husain’s Communication Department courses, including Persuasion, Intercultural Communication, and Group Communication. The couple’s story was also featured in the PBS documentary “Silent Sacrifice.” During the CineCulture screening at Fresno State, they served as discussants in a conversation with the community about the film and their experiences in American internment camps during World War II.
Sadly, Saburo Masada passed away on July 20, 2020, at the age of 90.
More oral histories of Japanese Americans can be found on the Henry Madden Library website. The entire “Silent Sacrifice” PBS documentary on PBSSocial.org.