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Fifty years of silence / Jan Ruff-O'Herne
Bib ID 4300080
Format BookBook
Author
Ruff-O'Herne, Jan
 
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Edition Rev. and updated ed. 
Description North Sydney, N.S.W. : William Heinemann, 2008 
ix, 214 pages, [32] pages of plates : ill (some col.), maps, ports ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781741667462
Summary

"Jan Ruff-O-Hernes childhood came to an abrupt end with the Japanese invasion of Java in March 1942. Jan, her mother and two younger sisters, along with three thousand women and children, were imprisoned by the Japanese in Ambararwa Prison Camp. In February 1944, when Jan was 21 years old, her life was torn apart when, with nine other young women, all of them virgins, she was removed from the camp and forced into a brothel to become a military sex slave for the Japanese. She was repeatedly abused, beaten and raped with threats that her family would be killed if she revealed the truth about the atrocities inflicted upon her. "--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Part I An Idyllic Childhood 1
  • Part II The Prison Camp at Ambarawa 39
  • Part III The House of the Seven Seas 77
  • Part IV Bogor and Kramat 117
  • Part V The End of an Era 141
  • Part VI Breaking the Silence 161
  • Acknowledgements 207
  • Jan's Campaign 209.
 
Notes

"The extraordinary memoir of a war rape survivor."--Cover.

Previously published: Watsons Bay, N.S.W. : Editions Tom Thompson, 1997.

Subjects Ruff-O'Herne, Jan.  |  Comfort women -- Indonesia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Dutch.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.  |  Indonesia -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
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50 years of silence

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