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Song of Survival: Women Interned / Edition 1

Song of Survival: Women Interned / Edition 1

by Helen Colijn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1883991145

ISBN-13: 9781883991142

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: White Cloud Press

Thrown into the whirlwind of dark forces unleashed with the onset of World War II, a young woman, Helen Colijn, her sisters, and father flee the oncoming Japanese army. Helen Colijn's account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II — the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and

Overview

Thrown into the whirlwind of dark forces unleashed with the onset of World War II, a young woman, Helen Colijn, her sisters, and father flee the oncoming Japanese army. Helen Colijn's account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II — the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire circumstances. The conditions were terrible. Food was scarce; medicine unavailable. Held in captivity for three and a half years, more that a third of the women in Helen's camp died of disease or starvation. Yet their courage, faith, resiliency, ingenuity, and camaraderie provide us with enduring lessons on living. Though the prisoners had no musical instruments, they had their voices, and from memory scored classical works for symphony and piano. The music that helped sustain them while in captivity is a lasting and precious gift of these women to a world that has witnessed far too much war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883991142
Publisher:
White Cloud Press
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
761,438
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.66(d)

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