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Title: Kenge Kobayashi Interview
Narrator: Kenge Kobayashi
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Date: July 4, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-kkenge-01-0003

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AI: We were just talking about that period after Pearl Harbor had been bombed, and I wanted to ask a little bit about what happened when curfew was instituted? How did that affect your family?

KK: Well, my father couldn't, was afraid to go out to do some shopping for food and stuff like that although we were able to go to the store and back, but we had a curfew in the evening. And the irony of that is that at the same time -- this was around Christmas -- at the same time I got scarlet fever, I got, and the doctor came and quarantined our house so we couldn't go out anyway. [Laughs]

AI: Oh, double.

KK: And then they had the announcement by the authority to turn in all our contrabands to the police station so we had to do that and take our guns and binoculars and swords and everything and that was sort of traumatic.

AI: Now, your family was still farming at that time? Is that right?

KK: Yes.

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