Family's deportation from Peru to U.S. after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Activities growing up in Peru Family's deportation from Peru to U.S. after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Conditions aboard U.S. transport ship while being deported from Peru Learning English upon discovering that family could not return to Peru Playing baseball along with American Nisei and Kibei Denied redress as a Japanese Peruvian Thoughts on the post-9/11 atmosphere in the U.S.

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Every time a U.S. transport came into the port of Callao, words got around and head of the family went, father or head of the family went into hiding, including my father. So then the, the police, the police came to our house several times and not finding my father. The last time they came after him, again, my father wasn't there so, so they took my mother and put her in jail and my sister, who was eleven at the time, went with her because she didn't want, she didn't want our mother to go by herself. And as soon as my father found out about it he gave himself up and came out of hiding. And that's when my mother and sister were released. And I guess they gave us around a week, or I should say we had about a week to get ready and then we, we boarded a U.S. Army transport called Cuba.

Date: October 26, 2003
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

army peru U.S. transport ships World War II

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