Malayan Japanese Occupation savings passbook issued to my dad. The year 05 refers to the Japanese calendar 2605 (1945), the final year when the Japanese surrendered. The cover says "guaranteed by Nippon Government" but apparently after the war, the savings were not redeemable. The currency was worthless. I have two copies of this passbook - one under my dad's name and one under his brother's. #nippon#perangduniakedua#ww2#japaneseoccupation#marai#duitpisang#bananamoney
My ancestors. The first boy from left is my grandfather who is now 94yrs old. He went through Japanese occupation period, the Korean War and all other cruel and tragic events of modern Korean history. He lost his brother(second boy from the left bottom row) during the Korean War. Descending his story would be my role and duty... #legacy#heritage#family#koreanwar#thanksgrandma
Anecdote: today we visited a war museum about the Japanese occupation in Singapore to get some background info for my project. The guy that worked at the museum was SO passionate about the history and seemed excited that two young western people even cared enough to learn. He guided us around the museum, explained everything to us, and as we left handed us both these paper cranes which he makes, himself, to spread the message of peace 🕊 He wanted each visitor to leave knowing the horrors of war and understanding the importance that it is never the answer... ☮️ #singapore#museum#japaneseoccupation#history#papercrane#peaceful#exploring#travel#war#peace
Why our elders had to flee their home country... My grandmother had been in a Japanese prisoncamp. And my great grandfather died from forced labour and starvation working on a railroad through the jungle in former Burma. Many traumas have been hidden. But as we grow older we discover more of what our elders have been through. We owe them our lives, for trying, for surviving, and for raising our parents best they could with all their struggles. Today we remember the end of the war. Mixed heritage, mixed DNA, mixed history.
'Op 15 augustus 1945 kwam er met de capitulatie van Japan een officieel einde aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Jaarlijks herdenkt Nederland bij het Indisch Monument in Den Haag alle slachtoffers van de Japanse bezetting.'
'The end of World War II is commemorated every 15 August. On this date in 1945, Japan surrendered, bringing an end to the war in Southeast Asia and to World War II for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On 15 August, we turn our thoughts to the victims of the Japanese occupation of Asia – both military personnel and citizens. The annual commemorations are held on this date at the Indies Monument in The Hague. ' (indieherdenking.nl)