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Monday, July 9, 2012

Slavery, Crimes, Slave Labor, committed by Japan

Inhuman Slavery Crime, POW. Slave Laborers,

Today I had to write again on my blog about the history of Japan. I cannot understand why Japan got away with all the atrocities they inflicted on men, women and children. They still will not acknowledge their brutal past.In May I was in a demonstration in front of the Japanese Embassy in The Hague. Japan cannot face the truth, they hide behind closed curtains as you could read on my former blog I wrote.
 In the back ground the Japanese Embassy, with the curtains closed. May 2012.

POW. Slave Laborers- Inhuman Slavery Crime.

This large scale of Slavery is definitely the worst war crime case of massive slavery violation against Humanity committed by a country in our Human History.

Japan has surpassed Nazi Germany in both the number and brutalities of using human beings in both "Before and During the war".

"The Japanese were running no less than the biggest Slave shipping operation since the middle passage, the African Slave Trade,"California based lawyer Barry Fisher said.

Millions of so-called "Romusha" Asians worked as Slaves, forced by the Japanese across Asia Pacific. It is estimated more than 15 Million Asian and POW's were used as Slaves and only a  fraction of the survivors may still be alive.

Although Japan had destroyed most of it's war documents to conceal it's crimes, what can almost be certain is that, Japan had surpassed Nazi Germany in both the Number and Brutalities of using the Slaves in both Before and During the war.

Most shocking is that the death rate in Nazi-run POW camps was 1.1%; but in Japanese prisoner camps it was a staggering 35.7% according to The Center for Civilian Internee

On August 6, 1945, Paul Tibbets flew the "Enola Gay, the B-29 Bomber" and dropped the atomic uranium bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, August 9 another atomic plutonium-239 bomb "Fat Man" exploded on Nagasaki.
August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered.

If the bombs had not been dropped and Japan would have been invaded, it would have been terrible. The Japanese people know more about that than the American public and the World will ever know.

Paul Tibbets, who flew the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber has been credited by thousands of former POW, soldiers and civilians including Japanese, in all Asian countries for saving their lives. 
The Atomic Bombs also prevented the utter destruction of the Japanese mainland, and the deaths of millions Japanese civilians who would have fought to their deaths.

My mother and I, her sister and two children were in a POW camp in Java, Moentilan. We were transferred to Banjoebiroe 10, with thousands of other women and children to be liquidated.

The Japanese were going to slaughter us all. The date was set for August 26, 1945.

"Thank God", for the A-Bombs. The Bombs saved our lives and all those innocent women and children held in POW camps all over Java and Sumatra and no doubt elsewhere.

"I am ever so grateful", 
Paul Tibbets you did the right thing.

Japan driven by the frenzy of Militarism, committed unspeakable war crimes and atrocities of such great magnitude and diversities never matched, even by the Nazi.

Many years have since past,
But memories forever last.
Women children in prison camps
Where nobody was able to give them a hand.
Put there by the Japanese Regime
With soldiers who were so terrible mean.

Although it is so long ago
My mind goes back to 1944.
How the women shed their tears
In that hell for three and a halve years.

These Japanese were brutal and vicious
Cruel and heartless and twisted.
Endless roll calls, just for fun
Everyday in the burning hot sun.

They screamed "Kiotskay,Kiray, Nowray" and waved their whips,
And the women knew better than to give them a lip.
They kept their wits together
Because their children was all that matter.

When they  think about those years,
They come back with so much fear!
Swamped by misery, grief and pain
They hoped God would hear his name.

They sang of his glory and begged to be heard,
They prayed, they pleaded, but never a word.
They reached for the last straw in despair,
And hoped somebody out there would care.

Why, oh why was it no help came
Did you not hear them calling your name?
Why was it you let innocent children die?
They will never forget you passed by.

There was thunder and lighting all around,
They were sure you would strike these Japs to the ground.
They were in so much agony, grief and pain,
They hoped for mercy, but it never came.

There in that horrible prison camp
"YOU" never offered a helping hand.
Most of us women lost their fate,
For thousands freedom came too late!

written by; Tetske Thea van der Wal.
 "Kiotskay" -attention "Kiray"- Bow and "Nowray"- stand-up.
The "Nowray"-stand-up,  usually came after hours standing in the "Kiray"- bow position. It was hard to stand up strait, your back would hurt so much.

in memory of my mother Sietske who survived the horrors of Japanese prison camp and protected me from all the atrocities the Japanese inflicted on women and children, during world war 2.

One would never know the price they paid and how they suffered. They never gave in, although they often lost hope. They survived in a frantic effort to stay alive, to be there for their children. Their courage against diversity we must honor and believe.With their gentle strength they took care of their children. Love has no equal.They gave of themselves desperate to survive, a will so strong to keep their children alive.

Memories can never be erased. Remembering the heartache, the pain and the tears, we hope MAN will never sink to such sorrow and shame again.
With one breath at a time, the mothers left their stamp on history with bravery so sublime, it will shine in history forever.Their Victory should always be told,their lives so hard and bleak as prisoners of the Japanese do not require the written word: their actions for them speak.

Love you Mom.


  1. 「 Romusha 」were 2 million uncivilized savage indigenous Indonesians sold out by Sukarno ~ for Japan's support of Indonesia fight for independence from Dutch Empire.

    1. Originally local "Volunteers"(Romushas)mostly from Java were used, under the false premises of good payment food and living conditions being provided in return for the work carried out, to lay a railway through swamps and dense jungle in Sumatra and other projects around South-East Asia.When the numbers of volunteers for these jobs declined as word got out about the conditions that the Romushas were being forced to work under:the Japanese began to use force and intimidation under the threat of punishment to 'collect' a further hundred thousand new laborers.When the volunteers numbers still declined the decision was made to use POW's. There were about 5000 allied prisoners, the majority of the prisoners were Dutch(around 4000)