Narrators

Narrators are the interview subjects of oral histories contained in the Densho Digital Repository. Our interviewees, or narrators, share their life histories to preserve history, educate the public, and promote tolerance. We urge our users to approach these materials in the same spirit.

823 narrators

Spady Koyama

Nisei male. Born June 4, 1917, in Ferry County, Washington. Sent to Japan at age five following father's death, returning to Spokane, Washington, in ...

Sumiko Sakai Kozawa

Nisei female. Born January 10, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a flower growing business. During World ...

Orest Kruhlak

Male of Ukrainian descent. Born October 15, 1940, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and then earned a PhD at ...

Gloria Kubota

Nisei female. Born June 6, 1916, in Santa Clara County, California. Raised in Santa Clara, and met and married Issei Guntaro Kubota, one of the ...

Jack Y. Kubota

Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to ...

Sadaichi Kubota

Nisei male. Born March, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a lieutenant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Instrumental in clearing the court-martial conviction of Shiro ...

Elsa Kudo

Sansei female. Born September 29, 1936, in Canete, Peru. Grew up in Peru where parents ran a successful store. During World War II, father was ...

Jack Y. Kunitomi

Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the ...

Kats Kunitsugu

Nisei female, born in 1925. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, during World War II. Was on the staff of the camp's newspaper ...

Tadashi Kuniyuki

Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of ...

Rokuro Kurihara

Nisei male. Born July 11, 1927, in Glendale, California. Grew up in Glendale where parents had a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed ...

Ben Kuroki

Nisei male. Born May 16, 1917, in Hershey, Nebraska. Admitted to the Army Air Corps and flew thirty missions in Europe in a B-24 as ...

Shige Kuroki

Wife of Ben Kuroki, who was acclaimed as the first Nisei war hero, and flew missions during World War II with the U.S. Army ...

Yosh Kuromiya

Nisei male. Born April 1923 in Sierra Madre, California. Was pursuing a degree in art at Pasadena Junior College at the time of mass removal ...

Akiko Kurose

Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime ...

Marian Asao Kurosu

Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 ...

Jun Kurumada

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1913, in Richfield, Utah. Grew up primarily in Ogden, Utah. Attended the University of Utah and then UC Berkeley for ...

Tommy T. Kushi

Nisei male. Born February 1, 1924, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where family operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to ...

Sat Kuwamoto

Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to ...

Dorothy Kuwaye

Nisei female. Born May 7, 1928, in Covina, California. At young age, suffered an accident in which she was hit by a car, and was ...

Hannah Lai

Nisei female. Born April 11, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a hotel. Went to live in Japan for several ...

James Lovell

White male. Born February 6, 1907, in Hastings, Nebraska. Became a teacher, and was recruited to teach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joined the Hawaii National Guard ...

Angus Macbeth

White male. Born 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and oversaw ...

Arnold T. Maeda

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1926, in Santa Monica, California. Grew up in the Santa Monica area where parents ran a nursery business. During World ...

Don Maeda

Nisei male. Born November 28, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup ...
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