Conrad Kurahara oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 19, 2000

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kurahara discusses his name, birth place, and birth date. His parents are Issei and his Father passes away from an accident. at an early age His Mother remarries a Filipino and Kurahara remembers the intercultural prejudices they face when they take on a different last name. He explains that mix marriages are not allow during this time period. Before his Mother remarries, she sells whiskey illegally during the prohibition era to support the family. Kurahara recalls December 7 when Pearl Harbor is attack and March 24 when Japanese Americans has to "evacuate" to camp. Kurahara and his brother get drafted. Kurahara goes to Camp Blanding for basic training before becoming a replacement for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:42

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2000OH0127_01_Kurahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/127-Kurahara-Conrad-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Oct 13

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kurahara, Conrad: narrator, Sato, Christine: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Conrad Kurahara oral history interview, part 1 of 5, June 19, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050988.