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Camp Book Japanese invasion

When the Japanese invaded Netherlands Indie, they trow all the Dutch citizens in Concentration Camps.....
                                                               Camp Diary
                                                       ByAnneke Bosman
Dedicated to:
- My husband with thanks for all his support and tender loving care.
- My children and further heirs as reminder to a period of my life containing both
light and darkness.
Anneke Feenstra-Bosman.
- Born October 23, 1926 in Poerwakarta.
Introduction:
From the time that we have been inmates of the Japanese internation camps, I’ve
got a camp dairy. When my mother became a widow, both my two sisters and I
visited her every Wednesday afternoon. In those hours I read to her from those
writings, whom made us recall many memories and whom reinforced even more
our already strong family ties. The result was that unfortunately, the atmosphere
of hopelessness, fear and hunger returned, but luckily not in the form of
nightmares. Later they would go back into the closet, put away in a little hidden
corner of forgetfulness.
Slowly the sharp edges would disappear from those memories and now, finally, I
am able to see also the positive sides. We experienced good feelings of
togetherness and we were happy with little things. I learned self confidence and
neutralizing my fear for “tomorrow”. My faith became stimulated, because
sometimes the light of God would break through everything.
Both my children and other family members, asked about my Dairy once in a
while, and I would answer: “Sometime I will type it out”. But it never happened.
Finally, between finding the time and the right mood, it happened anyway.
May my experiences give some insight into that time, appreciation for our daily
bread, and appreciation for the small courtesies to each other and for
gratefulness for a life in peace and freedom.
A.W. Feenstra-Bosman.

Contents

Five periods:
A. How it started (December 8, 1941 – July 20, 1943)
B. Tjihapit (Bandoeng) (July 20, 1943 – November 11, 1944)
C. Camp Solo (November 14, 1944 – June 6, 1945)
D. Lampersar (Semarang) (June 3, 1945 – November 2, 1945)
E. From Motherland to Fatherland (January 2, 1945 – May 30, 1946

 

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