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REMINISCENCES OF ALICE MOORE

In November, the Americans chosen to be exchanged for Japanese civilian prisoners started off early in the morning, smiling and happy. Those of us left behind looked sadly at our departing friends. Had we known that we should have another two years in camp, we should have been even more depressed.
With their departure, certain changes were made in ...



WEIHSIEN
by Ruth H. Kunkel

This is a small village in North China, west of Tsingtao. Years ago a school was started there by the Presbyterian mission and it was there that eventually eighteen—hundred and fifty civilian prisoners of war were held.
On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor which was December 8, 1941, in China, we were called to the Japanese Embassy where the Ambassador was as shocked as we were. His wife was an ...



... Way back in the beginning before there was an American School in Peking, the Peking Mother's Club organized the Peking Primary School for the purpose of educating foreign students from kindergarten through the fifth grade. In 1915, Miss Ruth Johnson was made principal and ...


Songs & Poems


Excerpts of letters from Ruth Kunkel and friends:
“THE WHITE ELEPHANT SHOP” IN WEIHSIEN
It was found that some people had taken to camp articles which they didn’t need. So Helen Burton of “The Camel Bell” in Peking, got permission to use a small shed as headquarters for exchange. To pave the mud floor, we scrounged bricks when the guards weren’t looking. No goods were ...



Excerpts of letters from Ruth Kunkel and friends:

Oct 15, 1948
“Yes, Helen sailed from Shanghai on the eleventh. You should have seen her leave here. She had all the baggage two people could carry even after she had checked a lot of overweight. Well they wouldn’t let her on the plane with so much so she had to check more at the field and pay ten ($10) US more. One thing which she took was a canary, cage and all. She had a fancy cover made for the cage a la Burton style. She is the darnedest woman ...