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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.

852 narrators

Frank Hiratsuka

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1926, in Alviso, California. Lived in various places in California as a child. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on ...

Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka

Nisei female. Born July 22, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. Father ran a prominent hotel which was frequently patronized by visiting Japanese dignitaries. Father was picked ...

George Hiromoto

Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock ...

Sachi Hiromoto

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War ...

Steve Hiromoto

Sansei male. After World War II, attended Japanese language school at the Clarksburg Holland Gakuen.

Carol Hirabara Hironaka

Nisei female. Born January 25, 1925, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where parents operated a farm. During World War II, removed to the ...

Norman I. Hirose

Nisei male. Born June 22, 1926, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family ...

Tokio Hirotaka

Nisei male. Born 1910 in Bellevue, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Prior ...

Mika Hiuga

Nisei female. Born in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents owned and operated orchards. During World War II, removed to the ...

William Hohri

Nisei male. Born March 13, 1927, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar ...

Yuriko Hohri

Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Long Beach, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome ...

Mutsu Homma

Issei female. Born June 19, 1911, in Tono City, Iwate-ken, Japan. Immigrated to the United States in 1929. Incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, ...

Edward K. Honda

Sansei male. Born July 7, 1945, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Parents were from Hawaii, but father was picked up by the FBI ...

Tamiko Honda

Nisei female. Born September 14, 1924, in Santa Clara, California. Grew up in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, before World War II. During the ...

June M. Hoshida Honma

Nisei female. Born June 23, 1936, in Hilo, Hawaii. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, father was picked up by the FBI ...

Takashi Hori

Nisei male. Born 1918 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned hotels in the International District. In his interview, discusses Japanese American ...

Sam Horino

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1914, in Gardena, California. Passively resisted "evacuation" in 1942, forcing two soldiers to carry him out of his home. Incarcerated ...

Lillian Horita

Nisei female. Born November 9, 1929, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a cleaning business. During World War II, removed to ...

Bernadette Suda Horiuchi

Nisei female. Born February 11, 1913, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, areas. In 1928, was involved in a serious ...

Lucius Horiuchi

Nisei male. Born July 22, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka ...

Maynard Horiuchi

Female. Born August 8, 1925, in Vallejo, California. Due to father's career as a prominent Navy admiral, moved frequently while growing up, living in Hawaii, ...

Hideo Hoshide

Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended ...

Akio Hoshino

Nisei male. Born April 28, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Central area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka ...

Fred Y. Hoshiyama

Nisei male. Born December 7, 1914, in Livingston, California, where parents helped to establish a farming community called the Yamato Colony. Lost father at a ...

Takashi Hoshizaki

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents owned and operated a produce store. After the ...
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