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IMMIGRANT VOICES

Dr. Der's Story of Immigration and Community Service

by Grant Din

AIISF supporter Dr. David Der has been named a Local Hero by the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS) for his many years of service to the Asian immigrant community in the greater Oakland area. He left Kaiping, in Guangdong province, in 1939 to escape the war, and passed through Angel Island. Read his story about coming to America, growing up in Oakland, how he got into medicine, and the many community organizations he volunteered with and helped found at FCMS's website.

 

Place of Origin
Kaiping, China

Place of Settlement
Oakland, CA

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