Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bataan Rescue

I saw this special last night on PBS:


What got to me most of all was how one P.O.W. described how the Japanese censors worked over the prisoners' postcards home so that they contained no taint of the horrible truth. The man choked up when he remembered how his mother told him she knew he was alive only because the handwriting was his, even if nothing in the message was.

Over sixty years later.
The body remembers things that we would just as soon forget.


Blogger fausto said...

My father's uncle was on the Bataan Death March. He survived, but came home after the war a broken man, only to find that his wife had left him and sold his store. He never held a steady job again.

To this day, my father refuses to buy Japanese cars.

Blogger PeaceBang said...

It's unimagineable. And the horrors live beyond one generation.


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