Jun Kurumada Interview Segment 15

Father's family background (ddr-densho-1013-5-1) -
Mother's immigration to the U.S.: a "reluctant bride" (ddr-densho-1013-5-2) -
Family's prewar life in U.S. as farmers (ddr-densho-1013-5-3) -
Earliest memory: birth of youngest brother (ddr-densho-1013-5-4) -
Participating in sports (ddr-densho-1013-5-5) -
Community activities as a child: church and Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1013-5-6) -
Being excluded from joining the Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-1013-5-7) -
Making the decision to become a dentist (ddr-densho-1013-5-8) -
Encountering discrimination (ddr-densho-1013-5-9) -
Japanese Americans and the Mormon Church (ddr-densho-1013-5-10) -
Establishment of the Reimeikai, a precursor to the Japanese American Citizens League in Utah (ddr-densho-1013-5-11) -
Role as president of the Salt Lake City JACL chapter following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1013-5-12) -
Establishing a JACL Emergency Office during mass removal (ddr-densho-1013-5-13) -
Dealing with restrictions following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1013-5-14) -
Visiting Topaz concentration camp, Utah (ddr-densho-1013-5-15) -
Thoughts on influx of Japanese Americans from West Coast (ddr-densho-1013-5-16) -
The Japanese American Citizens League's decision to move the national office to Salt Lake City (ddr-densho-1013-5-17) -
Discussion of Japanese American Citizens League leaders (ddr-densho-1013-5-18) -
Memories of meeting key government officials to ask that E.O. 9066 be rescinded (ddr-densho-1013-5-19) -
Marrying a woman of Chinese descent (ddr-densho-1013-5-20) -
Military service in occupied Japan (ddr-densho-1013-5-21) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1013-5-22) -
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Visiting Topaz concentration camp, Utah

00:11:23 — Segment 15 of 22

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June 4, 2008

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Jun Kurumada

Jun Kurumada Interview

02:34:38 — 22 segments

June 4, 2008

Salt Lake City, Utah

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1913, in Richfield, Utah. Grew up primarily in Ogden, Utah. Attended the University of Utah and then UC Berkeley for dental school. Established a dental practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, prior to World War II. During the war, was president of the Salt Lake City chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. After World War II, Dr. Kurumada served in the U.S. military in Japan before returning to Salt Lake City and continuing dental practice.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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