Shizuko Hirahara

Shizuko Hirahara

Hirahara was born on 22 November 1925. She was a student. Her family includes Momiye Hirahara (mother; nee Momiye Nagorada), Yonegiro Hirahara [possibly Yonejiro Hirahara] (father), and Sadako Hirahara (sister). Her home address is listed as 631 Chatham Street, Victoria, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946. No seized property is listed. A tuition fee refund for Hirahara was sent by Dr. Edith E. Lucas, Director of High School Correspondence Instruction to the Custodian of Enemy Property.


Regularized NameShizuko Hirahara
Custodian Identification Number1569
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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