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1. What would you have packed — in only two suitcases — for yourself and three children?
2. Would you have tried to escape?
3. What item would you have packed that would have made your little space in camp feel like home?
4. What would you have done if you had had to leave your children behind, knowing that they would never survive on their own?
5. How would you react if you saw your two children smuggled back into camp, back to the squalid, filthy conditions, — when you had hoped that they were living a good, clean, well-fed life outside the prison camp?
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted October 28, 2012
Clara Olink, a priviledged young Dutch wife and mother of three small children spend 4 years of WWII in one of the worst, most despicable Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies' island of Java. A true story of a mother's unbeatable spirit and her desire to bring her children safely through a horrendous childhood with the aid of a Children's Bible and a favorite frameless small painting of a flamboya tree. Clara Olink's story ranks with Agnes Newton Keith's "Three Came Home", I read years ago. MDK75Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.