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Exhibition explores China-US WWII bonds

Allied POWs during the Bataan “Death March”. Provided to China Daily An exhibition telling the story of Allied prisoners of war in one of the Japanese Army’s most notorious POW…
Allied POWs during the Bataan “Death March”. Provided to China Daily

An exhibition telling the story of Allied prisoners of war in one of the Japanese Army’s most notorious POW camps is coming to the US.

The Forgotten Camp assembles photographs, drawings and artifacts from Japan’s prisoner camp in Shenyang, China, during World War II.

The exhibition offers a glimpse into the hardships endured by nearly 2,000 Allied prisoners, some among the highest-ranking officers taken into captivity, at the Mukden POW Camp, also known as Shenyang World War II Allied POW Camp.

It also depicts the friendships that took root between the prisoners and the local Chinese workers who risked their lives to help them.

It will open to the public on Nov 21 and run through Dec 5 at the WWII Pacific War Memorial Hall in San Francisco.

The exhibition is called The Forgotten Camp because this camp and its story went unremembered for half a century until scholars uncovered it in 2003, said Fan Lihong, curator of the exhibition and director of the Site Museum of Shenyang POW…

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