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by Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga


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Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga’s memoir is important as the testimony of the survivor: it shows us how war is directed against women and children, and it tells the end of Dutch history in Indonesia.

Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga’s memoir is important as the testimony of the survivor: it shows us how war is directed against women and children, and it tells the end of Dutch history in Indonesia. Jean Gelman Taylor, University of New South Wales, The Journal of Asian Studies. Eldest daughter of eight children, the author grew up in Surakarta, Java, in what is now Indonesia. In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, however, Dutch nationals were rounded up by Japanese soldiers and put in internment camps. Her father and brother were sent to separate men's camps, leaving the author, her mother, and the five younger children in the women's camp.

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by Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga. Her father and brother were sent to separate men s camps, leaving the author, her mother, and the five younger children in the women s camp.

Eight Prison Camps: A Dutch Family in Japanese Java.

Eldest daughter of eight children, the author grew up in Surakarta, Java, in what is now Indonesia. In this and later seven other prison camps in central Java, their lives gradually deteriorated from early days of fear and crowding to near starvation, forced labor, beatings, and seeing others disappear or die. On the family's return to Holland after the war, they found a nation recovering from German occupation and largely ignorant of the horror of the Far East experience. By Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga. By Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga November 1997 · The Journal of Asian Studies. later seven other prison camps in central Java, their lives gradually deteriorated from early days of fear and crowding to near starvation, forced labor, beatings, and seeing others disappear or die.

Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga, who immigrated to Canada in 1952, is a member of the August 15, 1945 Foundation, an organization of survivors of the Japanese prisoner of war camps.

Eldest daughter of eight children, the author grew up in Surakarta, Java, in what is now Indonesia. In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, however, Dutch nationals were rounded up by Japanese soldiers and put in internment camps. Her father and brother were sent to separate men’s camps, leaving the author, her mother, and the five younger children in the women’s camp. In this and later seven other prison camps in central Java, their lives gradually deteriorated from early days of fear and crowding to near starvation, forced labor, beatings, and seeing others disappear or die. On the family’s return to Holland after the war, they found a nation recovering from German occupation and largely ignorant of the horror of the Far East experience.

Comments: (5)

Jelar
True story. I was in 6 of those camps myself.

Some descriptions I disagree with, ( i.e. rooms were barracks) I was in Malang, Solo, Moentilan myself and was part of the outside stone quarry at age 13, Ambarawa, and Banjubiru.

After the war we were transported on a troop ship called the" Boissevan" to Holland.

This book is well worth reading although it does not really describe the horrors we went through.
*Nameless*
Very interesting book which sheds light on a subject that has been forgotten.
Saberblade
This book very much told the story of my family in Indonesia at that time
Perilanim
In my opinion, this type of memoir is essential if we are to learn from the past. This generation is aging now and I have great concern that these experiences will be lost to the ages, particularly as the current government and prime minister in Japan are eliminating all mention of these and other atrocities they committed in the war from their text books and education system. Please read this and other memoirs and make sure these events are not forgotten in the same way we do not forget the Holocaust.

Mrs Bonga's book is well organized and easy to follow the sequence of events that her family experienced. She was urged by her adult children to write this book, and is a member of the August 15th group seeking acknowledgment and reparations. Thank you for writing this book and all the best to you and your family Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga!
Yndanol
I am a surviving prisoncamp child myself, and would like to be able to get a copy of this book. Started my own autobiography, but need some help with names of camps, and dates. I was there with my mother, brother and 2 sisters, while my father was a prisoner of war and taken to Singapore. We all survived. So please help. Thank you
Eight Prison Camps: A Dutch Family in Japanese Java (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series) download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Dieuwke Wendelaar Bonga
ISBN: 0896801918
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (May 15, 1996)
Pages: 256 pages