DEAN OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY VISITS JEROME
INTERVIEWER: We talked a little bit about leaving the camp, you left the camp in March of 1943.
SAKAGUCHI: Yeah, February of.
INTERVIEWER: February of 43?
INTERVIEWER: How did you hear about opportunities to get out?
SAKAGUCHI: Uh, well, there were recruiters, okay? For example, not from the company itself but the war relocation authority which had jurisdiction over all the camps, and, for example, Dean Haack at Wash U, he was, uh, he was, he came to the camps and, but the way uh, … I went is somebody from our camp, he had gone before and I guess the company asked him to go back and recruit. And, and, and uh, because I know, well, there’s, there’s about six of us that we all, he asked, he asked, so we all six decided we were going to go.
INTERVIEWER: Okay, so you had a job to come to in St. Louis?
SAKAGUCHI: Yeah. No, Chicago, I meant Chicago.