Internment in Siberia: Former Soldier and The Schoolgirls 凍土の記憶 ~シベリア抑留を伝える女子高校生~ 2015

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Passing on memories between a Siberian internment POW and local high school girls. Materials relating to Siberian internment from the Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum in Kyoto were registered in UNESCO’s Memory of the World program. After World War II , more than 57 million Japanese people were captured by the Soviet Union, and at least 55,000 people became POWs in Siberian internment camps. While the survivors continue to dwindle, there is one 91-year-old man who continues to tell the story. For the first time in 67 years, he visits the former internment land in Khabarovsk, Russia. This documentary shows the importance of passing on memories through the exchange between the 90-year-old man who experienced interment and local high school girls.



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