(translated into English mostly by the ex-prisoners of Wehsien)
© Emmanuel Hanquet.
Any reproduction or excerpt of this book, by any process whatsoever, including photocopying or micro-film, is strictly prohibited without prior permission of the author.
Printed in Belgium.
© Google translate:
Father Emmanuel Hanquet is accompanied by Father Vincent TSU, S.J ...
The latter was the nephew of Bishop TSU, one of the first six Chinese bishops consecrated by Pius XI in 1926.
Vincent TSU endured 2 convictions from the Chinese Communists: first 20 years of imprisonment, reduced to 15 years thanks to an intervention of his former comrades to Minister Tindemans. (Belgian Government)
Vincent TSU had been a student at the college of Godinne in 1933 and 1934.
He then entered the Novitiate of the Jesuit Fathers in Laval, France (northern province)
He is sentenced to a second house arrest at his grandparents' home in Shanghai. When Father Hanquet met him in 1991, he lived in a room of 3 meters by 6 meters, the former home of the gardener. The photo was taken in an adjacent courtyard. He was still in custody on that date.
He died in 1994.
It is with an intense gratitude that I address here my thanks to all those who helped me in the transcription of these memories, encouraging me to write, finding for me photos and documents, correcting my texts.
I especially thank:
Christiane Moens de Fernig, hospitable friend with whom I wrote my first texts, Rose-Michèle Rouffart, secretary of Lycée Molière, who for two years, reread and improved many of these chapters for publication in Infor-Molière,
Françoise Petit and my sister, Monique Bonaert, who were kind enough to correct the proofs of this book, Raphaël Bonaert, my nephew, whose knowledge in publishing allowed me to meet the deadline of my 8o years.
I wish all my relatives, family members and long-time friends, to find in these pages some food for thought and growth.