Ross Hiroshi Shin talks about his family's background and emigration history. He talks about his father's employments, his family's religious beliefs, and living condition prior to WWII. Ross was born on June 21, 1926. Ross talks about how his family's farm was confiscated during WWII. During WWII, his family was interned in Tashme Internment Camp, BC. He talks about his everyday life in the internment camp including education, living conditions, social life, recreational activities and the bathhouse. He then talks about convincing his parents to move east of Canada rather than emigrating to Japan. Ross talks about his parents views on the living conditions of Japan after WWII. After the war, they relocated to Guelph, ON and Ross discusses the Japanese community in Guelph. He discusses the lack of racism in the community. Ross talks about how he met his wife. Ross discusses his work in the clothing industry and eventually owned his own business in the automobile industry.
Interview with Ross Hiroshi Shin
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
2 hr 56 min
World War II
World War II
Hastings Park, Vancouver
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Japanese language school
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Ross Shin, interview by Lisa Uyeda, August 13, 2010, 2010.046, Sedai: The Japanese Canadian Legacy Project Collection, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.