Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 18

Parents' life in Japan and emigration to the United States (ddr-densho-1000-41-1) - 00:03:42
The family apartment, life in prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-41-2) - 00:03:00
Family life in prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-41-3) - 00:02:23
Growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood in prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-41-4) - 00:04:11
Differences between prewar life and incarceration: learning the value of positive thinking (ddr-densho-1000-41-5) - 00:04:54
Parents' values: make the best of difficult times (ddr-densho-1000-41-6) - 00:03:36
Parents' roles in the household (ddr-densho-1000-41-7) - 00:02:11
Father's role in establishing a union (ddr-densho-1000-41-8) - 00:05:03
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1000-41-9) - 00:04:13
The ethnic diversity of prewar Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-41-10) - 00:02:13
Developing a commitment to pacifism (ddr-densho-1000-41-11) - 00:02:18
Growing up outside Japanese American cultural restraints (ddr-densho-1000-41-12) - 00:01:38
"I no longer felt I was an equal American": reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-41-13) - 00:03:48
Preparing for mass removal, protecting family possessions during the war (ddr-densho-1000-41-14) - 00:06:34
Deciding what to take during mass removal: filling a dime-store suitcase (ddr-densho-1000-41-15) - 00:03:56
First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-41-16) - 00:04:22
Barbed wire and armed guards at the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-41-17) - 00:04:33
Life at Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-41-18) - 00:05:26
Graduating from high school in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-41-19) - 00:01:46
Daily life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, positive and negative memories (ddr-densho-1000-41-20) - 00:03:11
Impact of the incarceration on family: loss of family togetherness (ddr-densho-1000-41-21) - 00:04:40
Student relocation to the Midwest: problems with sponsoring family (ddr-densho-1000-41-22) - 00:05:36
Meeting future husband and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-41-23) - 00:07:22
Taking college courses (ddr-densho-1000-41-24) - 00:02:08
Involvement in the peace movement (ddr-densho-1000-41-25) - 00:03:17
Encountering racism in the postwar period (ddr-densho-1000-41-26) - 00:06:01
Breaking down barriers, teaching during Seattle's desegregation efforts (ddr-densho-1000-41-27) - 00:07:10
High points as a teacher (ddr-densho-1000-41-28) - 00:02:11
Recovering from cancer (ddr-densho-1000-41-29) - 00:05:18
Empowerment through peace (ddr-densho-1000-41-30) - 00:03:26
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-41-31) - 00:05:14
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Life at Minidoka concentration camp

00:05:26 — Segment 18 of 31

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July 17, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Akiko Kurose

Akiko Kurose Interview I

02:05:21 — 31 segments

July 17, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born February 11, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist.

Matt Emery, interviewer; Richard Pratt, videographer


Courtesy of Densho