Camp Bangkong

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823231508
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823250745 | DOI:

Series: World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension

Camp Bangkong

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After being separated from his mother, the author and his brother are forced to settle in at another labour camp and it is here that the author reveals that he possesses a secret diary on which his prisoner number, 17326 is inscribed. The author details his new work in the fields in this chapter as well as the brutal treatment both he and those he worked with endured. The author relates a striking story in which two thirteen year old boys were savagely beaten and interrogated for the act of crawling under barbed wire to try to obtain food.

Keywords: Belt; 17326; Bankong

Chapter.  5963 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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