Kenge Kobayashi Segment 13

Family background: making a living before the war (ddr-densho-1000-37-1) - 00:01:19
The bombing of Pearl Harbor: memories of a stressful time (ddr-densho-1000-37-2) - 00:03:00
Curfew, contraband, and removal of persons from the "red zone" and the "yellow zone" in California (ddr-densho-1000-37-3) - 00:01:36
Removal of the persons from the "red zone," the "yellow zone" in California (ddr-densho-1000-37-4) - 00:02:26
Description of Tulare Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-37-5) - 00:01:47
Eleanor Roosevelt visits a class at Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-37-6) - 00:00:50
The family decision to answer "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-37-7) - 00:02:44
Tension caused by the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-densho-1000-37-8) - 00:01:07
Pro-Japan element at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-37-9) - 00:01:59
Atmosphere at Tule Lake concentration camp during the "segregation" period (ddr-densho-1000-37-10) - 00:01:36
Riots at Tule Lake concentration camp, the Okamoto shooting (ddr-densho-1000-37-11) - 00:02:35
Implementation of martial law by camp administrators during the riots at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-37-12) - 00:03:15
Pressures to join the pro-Japanese element (ddr-densho-1000-37-13) - 00:02:45
Siblings coerced to renounce U.S. citizenship at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-1000-37-14) - 00:02:18
Resettlement (ddr-densho-1000-37-15) - 00:03:16
Resettlement (ddr-densho-1000-37-16) - 00:01:21
The irony of being drafted (ddr-densho-1000-37-17) - 00:01:43
Sharing memories of the incarceration experience with family (ddr-densho-1000-37-18) - 00:01:35
Wife's experience, forced removal from Peru (ddr-densho-1000-37-19) - 00:02:22
The story of the Okamoto shooting goes untold (ddr-densho-1000-37-20) - 00:02:16
(ddr-densho-1000-37-21) - 00:02:33
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ddr-densho-1000-37-13 (Legacy UID: denshovh-kkenge-01-0013)

Pressures to join the pro-Japanese element

00:02:45 — Segment 13 of 21

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July 4, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Kenge Kobayashi

Kenge Kobayashi Interview

00:44:23 — 21 segments

July 4, 1998

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Nisei male. Born July, 1926 in Imperial Valley, California. Interned at Tulare Assembly Center, California; Gila River concentration camp, Arizona; and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Narrator discusses his memories of Tule Lake concentration camp after it became a segregation center, including the killing of a camp inmate rioting, implementation of martial law, and pressures to participate in pro-Japanese activities.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Steve Hamada, videographer


Courtesy of Densho