By Iwao Peter Sano

Iwao Peter Sano, a California Nisei, sailed to Japan in 1939 to turn into an followed son to his childless aunt and uncle. He was once fifteen and knew no jap. within the spring of 1945, unswerving to his new state, Sano used to be drafted within the final levy raised within the conflict. despatched via Korea to affix the Kwantung military in Manchuria, Sano arrived in Hailar, 100 miles from the Soviet border, because the battle was once coming to a detailed. within the confusion that resulted while the conflict ended, Sano had the undesirable success to be in a unit that surrendered to the Russians. it'd be approximately 3 years prior to he used to be published to come to Japan.
Sano's account of lifestyles within the POW and exertions camps of Siberia is the tale of a little-known a part of the nice conflagration that used to be international battle II. it's also the poignant memoir of a guy who was once consistently an interloper, either as an American adolescence of eastern ancestry after which as a tender eastern guy whose loyalties have been suspect to his new compatriots.

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