Update van 15 september:
Een editie van Andere Tijden over 4 Nederlanders die de bom op Nagasaki meemaakten.
De heer Henk Kleijn ( monument onthulling) Gerard Das, Ron Scholte en Dick Büchel van Steenbergen. Kijk hier.
Bericht van 13 september:
Nagasaki, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)--An unveiling ceremony was held on Sunday for a monument built for 73 foreign prisoners of war who died at an internment camp in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki during the Pacific War.
The ceremony was attended by a total of about 110 people, including bereaved relatives and staff officials from foreign embassies in Japan.
The monument was build at the former site of Fukuoka No. 2 POW Camp, which was one of the largest detention camps for POWs in Japan.
Henk Kleijn, a 90-year-old Dutchman, was the only surviving POW present at the event. He said: “Many of my comrades never returned home. I am here today to commemorate them, and I would like to express my gratitude, also in the name of those who are no longer with us, to all who have made this memorial possible.”
Kleijn was captured by Japanese troops in Indonesia, which was Dutch territory at the time, when he was 17 years old, and was then detained at Fukuoka No. 2 POW Camp for about three years.