Orphans sent to Hong Kong, 1940
I am hoping someone can give me further information on a refugee program organized by Irene HoTung. In about 1940, Madame Chiang Kai Shek sent 500 Mandarin-speaking orphans to Hong Kong before the Chinese communists arrived. The Hong Kong government promised to look after them. Irene Ho Tung took charge of the children's arrangements. They arrived with about 25 Mandarin speaking teachers.
Would anyone know where these children came from? Also, where did they live in Hong Kong and what happened to them? My mother-in-law, since she could speak both Cantonese and Mandarin, was in charge of organizing their education. She doesn't remember what became of them though. Any information would be appreciated.