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The Diary of Prisoner 17326A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp$
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John K. Stutterheim

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231508

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.001.0001

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The Final Days of De Wijk

The Final Days of De Wijk

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(p.49) chapter eight The Final Days of De Wijk
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The Diary of Prisoner 17326
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John K. Stutterheim

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0008

With the elevation of a new Japanese officer as presider over De Wijk, or "The Village" where the officer was living, the author and his family face sever, imposing hardships such as the confiscation of all bicycles, pianos, and pets. The author attempts to find work in De Wijk to support his family, where he learns of the gradual detaining of the residents of De Wijk. As his family's time comes, the author and his family take their places to be shipped away, with the chapter closing as the author desecrates a Japanese flag.

Keywords:   Confiscation, Ikada, De Wijk, Transport

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