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Eight Prison Camps Eight Prison Camps

A Dutch Family in Japanese Java

by Wendelaar Bonga, Dieuwke

Eldest girl of eight children, the author was raised in a teacherís family in Surakarta, Java, in what is now Indonesia. The family was split up when the Japanese imprisoned the father and a brother in menís camps leaving the author, her mother and five younger siblings in the womenís camp. In seven subsequent camps, their lives gradually deteriorated from early days of fear and crowding to an existence of near starvation, forced labour, beatings, and seeing others disappear or die. Fifty years later, the author finally wrote her story.

Paperback, 219 pages, Illustrations, U.S. import

USD 29.95 / CAD 34.95

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