Kenge Kobayashi Segment 12

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-1000-37-12 (Legacy UID: denshovh-kkenge-01-0012)

Implementation of martial law by camp administrators during the riots at Tule Lake concentration camp

00:03:15 — Segment 12 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 25, 1926, in the Imperial Valley, California. Incarcerated at the Tulare Assembly Center, California, Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In his interview, he 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