Taiwan's WWII prisoners of war remembered

2017/11/15 08:00

Over 4,350 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) captured in Singapore and other countries in the Pacific theater of World War II were held in 16 POW camps in Taiwan in the final years of the war from 1942 to 1945. More than 10 percent of the POWs died in captivity from starvation, sickness, overwork and beatings by Japanese guards, according to the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society. On Sunday Nov. 12, a ceremony was held at the site of a former camp to remember the POWs. Some of their family members saw the camps for the first time.