Escaping to a small village in the mountains during the World War II (Spanish)

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(Spanish) At that time, my dad lived in Cañete, which is a town a little ways outside the capital, Lima. When the war broke out, my dad decided it was safest to flee with us, at least with me, being the oldest, and go further into the mountains, to a village called Lunahuana. The persecution didn’t make it that far, so my dad managed to get by as best he could. He had owned a shop in Cañete, but had to survive in Lunahuana as a barber, cutting hair, which he had to learn to do.

Date: October 7, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Ann Kaneko
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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