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.

918 narrators

Richard Konda

Sansei male. Born February 27, 1951, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley. Went to law school at Santa …

Kara Kondo

Nisei female. Born 1916 in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North …

Bessie Yoshida Konishi

Nisei female. Born September 17, 1932, in La Jara, Colorado. Spent childhood in Alamosa, Colorado, where family operated a successful produce farm. Married in 1950 …

Frank Konishi

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1928 in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Family operated dairy farm. Received undergraduate degree from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) and …

Gladys Koshio Konishi

Nisei female. Born August 14, 1930, in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Raised in Fort Lupton, where family operated a produce farm. Attended Colorado College of Education. …

Fred Korematsu

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1919, in Oakland, California. Mr. Korematsu was working as a welder in San Francisco when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on …

Kathryn Korematsu

White female. Born March 14, 1921, in Greenville, South Carolina. Attended Winthrop College in South Carolina, and moved to Detroit in 1942. Married Fred Korematsu, …

Michiko Kornhauser

Shin-Issei female. Born July 21, 1936, in Sasebo, Japan. Was a child in Okayama during World War II. After the war, immigrated to the United …

Richard Kosaki

Nisei male. Born September 14, 1924, in Waikiki, Hawaii. Attended McKinley High School, where he was student body president, just prior to the bombing of …

George Koshi

Kibei male. Born June 16, 1911, in Greeley, Colorado. Raised in Denver, Colorado, until the age of five. Sent to Japan for schooling in 1917 …

Mits Koshiyama

Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924, in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. …

Nob Koura

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Moved from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington, at age five. During World War II, removed to …

Spady Koyama

Nisei male. Born June 4, 1917, in Ferry County, Washington. Sent to Japan at age five following father's death, returning to Spokane, Washington, in 1927. …

Sumiko Sakai Kozawa

Nisei female. Born January 10, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Feliz, California, where family ran a flower growing business. During World …

Orest Kruhlak

Male of Ukrainian descent. Born October 15, 1940, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and then earned a PhD at …

Gloria Kubota

Nisei female. Born June 6, 1916, in Santa Clara County, California. Raised in Santa Clara, and met and married Issei Guntaro Kubota, one of the …

Jack Y. Kubota

Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to …

Sadaichi Kubota

Nisei male. Born March, 1921 in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a lieutenant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Instrumental in clearing the court-martial conviction of Shiro …

Emlei "Emi" Kuboyama

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments …

Elsa Kudo

Sansei female. Born September 29, 1936, in Canete, Peru. Grew up in Peru where parents ran a successful store. During World War II, father was …

Alan Kumamoto

Sansei male. Born January 21, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. While very young, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …

Jack Y. Kunitomi

Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the …

Kats Kunitsugu

Nisei female, born March 19, 1925. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, during World War II. Was on the staff of the camp's newspaper, …

Tadashi Kuniyuki

Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of …

Rokuro Kurihara

Nisei male. Born July 11, 1927, in Glendale, California. Grew up in Glendale where parents had a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed …
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