Kenji Suematsu

Nisei male. Born April 29, 1934, in Brawley, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father was arrested by the FBI and mother had a nervous breakdown. Kenji and his sister were sent to stay at the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles. During mass removal, taken to Manzanar with other orphans and placed in the Manzanar Children's Village. While in camp, reunited with parents. After leaving Manzanar, returned to California. Established a career developing photography lenses and equipment.


Kenji Suematsu Interview — ddr-densho-1003-11
April 19, 2012. Los Angeles, California.
03:11:04 — 29 segments.
Kenji Suematsu