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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-01-0008

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AI: Was there much tension in the camp after people had made their decisions?

KK: Yes, there were. There were fights going on and people getting beat up and -- between the "yes-yes" and "no-no" people.

AI: And so people were accusing each other of things.

KK: Yeah, right. In fact, I hate to say it, but I remember they beat up some JACL members and they, the JACL, some of the head were hiding out in the hospital. Somewhere.

AI: For safety.

KK: Yeah. They were afraid to get killed.

AI: So at that point some people really blamed the JACL --

KK: Yes.

AI: -- for the tension and the disturbance.

KK: Right, yeah.

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