Jeff Furumura Interview I Segment 1

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A tragic accident in father's childhood

0:03:18 — Segment 1 of 17

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March 22, 2023

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Jeff Furumura

Jeff Furumura Interview I

2:02:05 — 17 segments

March 22, 2023

Honolulu, Hawaii

Sansei male. Born November 23, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium, then was taken to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and mother was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Parents met in Chicago, Illinois, after leaving the camps. Jeff grew up in the Los Angeles area and eventually attended UCLA. Became involved in various political and civil rights causes and joined the staff of Gidra. Became a programmer, raised a family, and eventually moved to Hawaii where he worked for the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; George Russell, videographer


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