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Author Stutterheim, John K., 1928- author.

Title The Diary of Prisoner 17326 : A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp / John K. Stutterheim.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Fordham University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (284 pages).
Series World War II : the global, human, and ethical dimension
World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension.
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Summary A moving memoir of childhood in Dutch colonial Java, coming of age in wartime, and the trauma of life in WWII Labor Camps run by the Japanese. As a boy growing up the Dutch island colony of Java, John K. Stutterheim spent hours exploring his exotic surroundings, taking walks with his younger brother and dachshund along winding jungle roads. It was a fairly typical life for a colonial family in the Dutch East Indies, but their colonial idyll ended when the Japanese invaded in 1942, when John was fourteen. With the surrender of Java, John's father was taken prisoner. Soon thereafter, John, his younger brother, and his mother were imprisoned. A year later he and his brother were moved to a forced labor camp for boys, where disease, starvation, and the constant threat of imminent death took their toll. Throughout all of these travails, John kept a secret diary hidden in his mattress. His memories now offer a unique perspective on an often-overlooked episode of World War II. What emerges is a compelling story of a young man caught up in the machinations of a global war-struggling to survive while caring for his gravely ill brother.
Note Print version record.
Subject Stutterheim, John K., 1928- -- Diaries.
Stutterheim, John K., 1928- -- Childhood and youth.
Boys -- Indonesia -- Java -- Diaries.
Dutch -- Indonesia -- Java -- Diaries.
Prisoners of war -- Indonesia -- Java -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Dutch.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Indonesian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Indonesia -- Java.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Java (Indonesia) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780823250134 (epub)
Standard No. 9780823250134
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