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

Ben Kuroki

Nisei male. Born May 16, 1917, in Hershey, Nebraska. Admitted to the Army Air Corps and flew thirty missions in Europe in a B-24 as …

Shige Kuroki

Wife of Ben Kuroki, who was acclaimed as the first Nisei war hero, and flew missions during World War II with the U.S. Army Air …

Yosh Kuromiya

Nisei male. Born April 1923 in Sierra Madre, California. Was pursuing a degree in art at Pasadena Junior College at the time of mass removal. …

Akiko Kurose

Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. …

Marian Asao Kurosu

Issei female. Born March 10, 1907, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Jinai Girls School. After grandfather's death, came to Seattle, Washington in 1924 to …

Jun Kurumada

Nisei male. Born December 13, 1913, in Richfield, Utah. Grew up primarily in Ogden, Utah. Attended the University of Utah and then UC Berkeley for …

Tommy T. Kushi

Nisei male. Born February 1, 1924, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where family operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to …

Sat Kuwamoto

Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to …

Dorothy Kuwaye

Nisei female. Born May 7, 1928, in Covina, California. At young age, suffered an accident in which she was hit by a car, and was …

Hannah Lai

Nisei female. Born April 11, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a hotel. Went to live in Japan for several …

Yukiko Llewellyn

Nisei female. Born April 22, 1939 in Los Angeles California. During World War II, sent with mother to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp …

James Lovell

White male. Born February 6, 1907, in Hastings, Nebraska. Became a teacher, and was recruited to teach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Joined the Hawaii National Guard …

Angus Macbeth

White male. Born 1942 in Los Angeles, California. During the redress movement, served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of …

Arnold T. Maeda

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1926, in Santa Monica, California. Grew up in the Santa Monica area where parents ran a nursery business. During World …

Don Maeda

Nisei male. Born November 28, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup …

George Maeda

Nisei male. Born 1932 in Chatsworth, California. Grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed …

Molly K. Maeda

Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl …

Ron Magden

White male. Born August 30, 1926, in Mountain Home, Idaho. An enterprising child, took a job selling newspapers at age nine. High school age during …

Yoshi Mamiya

Nisei female. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. During her interview, she discusses memories of growing up in Seattle's Japantown.

Helen Amerman Manning

White female. Born March 23, 1916, in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Attended Michigan State College, then Stanford University for graduate courses, before becoming a high school …

Kenji Maruko

Sansei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Fresno, California. Father was born in Hawaii, mother was born in Japan. Grew up in Fresno, where parents …

John Kats Marumoto

Nisei male. Born 1927 in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, where father was a fisherman. Lived in Japan for a short time …

William Marutani

Nisei male. Born March 31, 1923, in Kent, Washington. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration …

Dave T. Maruya

Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the …

Kiyo Maruyama

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Glendale area, where father ran a gardening business. Was in college …
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