Bowing to the Emperor: We Were Captives in WWII
"Bowing to the Emperor: We Were Captives in WWII" by Robine Andrau and her mother Klara Sima Andrau is a gripping point-counterpoint narrative of the Andrau family’s experience in their respective Japanese prison camps in Indonesia and in Japan. Klara and the three children were interned in reputedly the worst concentration camp in Java. And Wim was transported as a slave laborer to a coal-mining town in Japan. Besides being their personal stories and how Klara and Wim dealt with the brutal conditions and adversities they faced, it shines a light on the atrocities the Japanese inflicted on the predominantly Dutch population in Indonesia during WWII.