Memories of the Japanese Internment Camps on Sumatra, in the Former Dutch East Indies 1942 – 45

Today, a guest from British Columbia, Canada, Ilse Erwig, is sharing her story. Three years older than I, she lived on the Island of Sumatra, and was incarcerated in even more camps than I. She wrote her story for her children at their urgent request, but decided to share it now on my Blog. Too long to print it all below – it is almost a book – I am providing the link for you to click on.

Japanese Internment Camps 1942 – 45

We welcome your comments!

Ronny

2 thoughts on “Memories of the Japanese Internment Camps on Sumatra, in the Former Dutch East Indies 1942 – 45

  1. Ronny – thank you for sharing yet another incredible story about the horrendous Japanese internment camps. With this being the 70th anniversary of four major events in our lives (Hiroshima, Nagasaki, VJ Day, and the liberation of Terry’s camp on August 17th in China), it’s important that everyone, especially the younger generations, remember the Pacific War and its atrocities. Carol

  2. Thank you for your comment, Carol. Yes, we commemorated them all – although I did not remember Terry’s liberation day. Stories keep coming in, although we did not hear a lot of comments by the media. Tomorrow, I will have an interview with the local paper. I will put it on my Blog when it appears 🙂
    Ronny

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