Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dec

29

1942

The Dutch suffer at hands of both Germans and Japanese

The Japanese 2d Division celebrates landing at Merak, Java - 1 March 1942

The Japanese had special holes dug into the sides of the embankments near the fence inside the camps. There was just enough room for one person and they had specially constructed wooden gates held in place by stakes hammered into the soil. The women who had been caught were thrown in these holes for several days without food and water. The other women risked their own lives to give them food and water when the japanese were not around. If they were caught, they ended up in the holes as well.