Fumi Hayashi

Date: May 5, 2005, Berkeley, CA
Interviewers:
Allegra K, Natalie G, Woody J, with Howard Levin

Date: February 9, 2006, Berkeley, CA
Interviewers:
Woody J, with Howard Levin

Fumi Manabe Hayashi was born in Alameda on June 3, 1926. She grew up in Berkeley and attended Lincoln School and Berkeley High. Her father was a minister and her mother was raised in a Christian High School in Japan where they were married and later moved to America. Fumi’s family was forced out of their home on April 30, 1942 and send to Tanforan detention center She stayed in Tanforan several months, and was then moved to Topaz in Utah. In Topaz, Fumi played the piano for church services, and sang in a choir. She later met her husband there. After she left the camp, Fumi went to St. Louis with her younger sister. There she attended a specialized school for lab technicians. Fumi returned to Berkeley in 1946 to work at Cutter Laboratories and worked for the University of California Berkeley for 25 years. She raised three children.