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Normally. Like every other country with different cultures. They are our allies now and you should be respectful to allies. I will not go there though.

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I learned that there are two types of people. Bad people and good people. I have seen terrible things. Maybe I have pushed away things. But the most important thing for me is that I discovered that there are a lot of good and sweet people that help each other. Especially in the camps where we could sleep in spots of 65cm from each other and were heavily undernourished with no prospect.

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Especially in the beginning I convinced myself that the war would be over in months. As the war continued you try to keep that hope and continue to tell to yourself that the allies would win. The last six months were hopeless. I was convinced that we would never get out. That would have been so if the war continued for two months more. The Japanese were planning to transport us to rocky islands to die.

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No. We didn't interact with the enemy.

I was horribly treated. Undernourished. Heavy work. Much was forbidden. We had no contact with outsiders. No radio, no phone, no letters, no newspapers.

There were many foreign people in the Dutch Indies. Some were allied, some were axis. The allied were put in the camps. Wether they were German, Italian or whatever. Now that I think of it, every white woman wanted to be in the camp because they would be arrested. In some way it was safe to be in the camp.

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Yes I have. 29 years later. I haven't been to the locations. I saw no reason in revisiting the awful memories. But I did enjoy the contact with the population, the atmosphere and the mountains. It was like coming home but unable to stay.