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.

903 narrators

Phyllis Fechner

White female. Born July 8, 1930, in Fullerton, California. Grew up in Bishop, California. Remembers vising the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II.

Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer

Nisei female. Born November 25, 1932, in Harwick, California. During World War II, at the age of nine, removed with family to the Fresno Assembly …

Michael J. Forrester

White male. Born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Grew up in New York, where father was a mechanic. After World War II, enlisted in the …

Tsuchino Forrester

Shin-Issei female. Born March 30, 1931 in Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan. Grew up in Kasuga where parents ran a farm. Graduated from a girl's high school …

Joseph Frisino

Male of Italian and Irish descent. Born 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland. Grew up in the countryside outside of Baltimore with his parents, younger sister, and …

Bob Fuchigami

Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was …

George Fugami

Kibei male. Born 1915 in Portland, Oregon. Sent with siblings to be educated in Japan when ten years old. Returned to the United States in …

Aya Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 31, 1927, in Nyssa, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. …

Ed Fujii

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale area where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the …

Frank S. Fujii

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1930, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Jackson Street neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …

Susie "Jinx" Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the …

Ann Fujikawa

Nisei female. Born in Berkeley, California. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the …

Ayako Nishi Fujimoto

Nisei female. Born January 28, 1930. One of four sisters, grew up near Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a nursery business. Following the bombing …

George Fujimoto

Nisei male. Born January 13, 1920 in Colusa, California. Raised in Ault, Colorado, where family operated produce and sugar beet farm. Assumed responsibility for farm …

Robert Katsuto Fujioka

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World …

Francis Mas Fukuhara

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Nihonmachi/Yesler Terrace area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and …

Frank Fukuhara

Kibei male. Born August 25, 1924. As a child, sent to live in Japan after father's passing. Attended school in Japan and was drafted into …

Henry Fukuhara

Nisei male. Born April 25, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California prior to World War II. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, …

Gerald Fukui

Yonsei male. Born February 14, 1953, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from college, took over the family's prestigious mortuary …

Mitsu Fukui

Nisei female. Born 1911 in Seattle, Washington. Had a younger sister and three younger brothers. Father, Riichiro Fukano, employed by Oriental Trading Company as a …

Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto

Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed …

Taira Fukushima

Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed …

Yuriko Furubayashi

Yuriko Furubayashi was born in 1927 in Waimea, Hawai'i, as one of the ten children of the family. Her father had come to Hawai'i from …

Peggy S. Furukawa

Nisei female. Born March 30, 1928, in San Jose, California. Prior to World War II, sent by father to live in Japan with relatives. Remained …

Howard H. Furumoto

Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence …
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