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The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

John K. Stutterheim


In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to life the shocking day-to-day conditions in a Japanese labor camp and provides an intimate look at the collapse of Dutch colonial rule. As a boy growing up on the island of Java, John Stutterheim spent hours exploring his exotic surroundings, taking walks with his younger brother and dachshund along winding jungle roads. His father, a government accountant, would grumble at the pro-German newspaper an ... More

Keywords: World War II, Java, Imprisonment, Dutch East Indies, Colonial Rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231508
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John K. Stutterheim, author