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VJ Day. 75 Years on.

Submitted by Bails on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 20:17

ON the anniversary of VJ Day I posted a brief article about my family who were interned in Shanghai. I have copied it below: 

75 years ago today I expect my grandparents heard the incredible news of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans which brought about the end of their war. All my grandparents and their children were interned in Shanghai (in Chapei Camp) where there were 6 civilian camps.

Internment camp numbers

Submitted by imsij on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:31

One of my mother's cousins (then aged between 13 and 17, and now deceased) was interned in Hong Kong during the war, but she (and her own mother, who was also interned with her) are not mentioned in the lists of internees on this web site, nor in a couple of other lists that I've managed to find in archives in the U.K.

She was repatriated at the end of 1945, but in later life told her own children little about her experiences. They have no recollection of her mentioning the name or location of the camp, only that it was #13.