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Prisoner of War & Internee Camps in the Far East


... map of China before WWII ...


... in 2005, the exact location of our "old" compound was difficult on account of the low quality pictures available from Google Maps.
Fortunately, a few years later, we could enjoy much better 'High Definition' photos that allowed us to locate the exact position of the compound ... (see below ... )



High Definition Google Maps:


List of Japanese-run internment camps during World War II.
From WIKIPEDIA, the free encyclopedia.
Further information: Far East prisoners of war, Prisoner-of-war camp, and List of concentration and internment camps.



... road map on the same region.
Approx: 1995 ...



Emmanuel Hanquet's map of China used after the war when he was working for the U.N.R.R.A.


... old schoolbook:
The Geography of China as it was in 1932.



Copy of Father Verhoeven's map of our compound ...


... oriented superposition of Father Verhoeven's map on a photo taken from a B-29 bomber just after our liberation on August 17, 1945 ... photo shared by courtesy of David Beard - New Zealand.


... Shantung provice in 1932 ...


... click on the picture and open the book:
"The Children of Weihsien".

... then, go to page 207, 208 and further ... and read about what we remembered about the size of our concentration camp !



Father Verhoeven's sketched map of our Weihsien compound with the street names we used then ...


... "old" map of China ...