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Title: Junkoh Harui Interview
Narrator: Junkoh Harui
Interviewer: Donna Harui
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Date: July 31, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-hjunkoh-01-0013

DH: In retrospect, do you feel guilty that you didn't have to go to camp?

JH: In some instances I do, yeah. I -- you know, you kind of feel like you're singled out to be free, but we weren't totally free because we had people monitoring us all the time. They made sure we didn't have any short wave radios, or -- in fact, we had no radios and we had no cameras. And we were under surveillance by one of the neighbors that was -- he would come over, I think, about once a month and go through a checklist with us to see that we followed the rules of the game, if you want to call it that. So we were free, but we were imprisoned. I don't think that I am sorry I didn't go to camp. I can't really say that. From what I understand of what happened in camp, I guess I was very fortunate, but I certainly do not feel guilty for not going there.

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