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50 years of silence / Jan Ruff-O'Herne
Bib ID 228077
Format BookBook
Author
Ruff-O'Herne, Jan
 
Description [Tullamarine, Vic.] : Bolinda Press, Australian Large Print and Audio, 1998, c1994 
218 p. (large print) : [16] p. of ports. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 1863407839 (Large print)
Summary

The long idyllic summer of Jan Ruff O'Herne's ildhood in Dutch colonial Indonesia ended in 1942 with the Japanese invasion of Java. She was interned in Ambarawa Prison Camp, along with her mother and two younger sisters. In February 1944, when Jan was 21, her life was torn apart. Along with nine other young women, all of them virgins, she was plucked from the camp and her family, and enslaved into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army.

Notes

'First published in 1994 by Editions'.

Subjects Ruff-O'Herne, Jan.  |  Comfort women -- Indonesia -- Semerang -- Biography.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Personal narratives, Dutch.  |  Victims of rape -- Indonesia -- Biography.  |  Large print books.
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