Sunday, August 30, 2015

War Crimes by Japanese -- Kachanaburi, Thailand

War Crimes by Japanese -- Kachanaburi, Thailand
I have come to Kachanaburi several times and am now sitting with a view of the allied cemetery where nearly 7,000 allies are buried. Many war crimes were committed here though most deaths were due to malaria, cholera, and other diseases. The men were underfed and overworked and especially vulnerable. 
Some guards were fair, while others were beasts and later would get life in prison or the rope. Still other guards received sentences ranging from one day to years, and others were not put on trial. 
At one museum today there was an old newspaper that told a funny story about "The Frog." That humorous passage is attached here. It mentions that The Frog was Korean.
At another museum by the cemetery, a display shows that The Frog got the death penalty. He has a Japanese name. Despite that so many modern Koreans claim they hate Japanese, it is a fact that many of their ancestors took Japanese names.


2 comments:

Anonymous Writer said...

>Despite that so many modern Koreans claim they hate Japanese, it is a fact that many of their ancestors took Japanese names.

They still do it today. The ones in Japan name themselves with Japanese names and commit crimes.

laughing Salesman said...

I am Zapanese….

http://www.howitzer.jp/korea/page26.html