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Two Slices of Bread: Interned in a Japanese concentration camp-then finding peace at last... at the bottom of the world.
  

Two Slices of Bread: Interned in a Japanese concentration camp-then finding peace at last... at the bottom of the world. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Coles, Ingrid

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Interned in a Japanese concentration camp-then finding peace at last... at the bottom of the world. You will be moved beyond words, even to tears-a true story of heartaches and triumphs. As a young child in Holland, Ingrid's uncle offered her another slice of bread. "Two slice...s of bread?" she asked, never having been allowed that many before! Her memory jumped to the starvation and cruelty her family had experienced at the hands of extremely cruel captors. Ingrid Coles was born in Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), on 28 November 1942, during the Japanese occupation of WWII. Three months after her birth, she and her family were incarcerated in prisoner-of-war camps. Her father died, aged 43, in a prison camp. Her 6-year old brother died of starvation and pneumonia en route to Holland, when the family was evacuated during the Indonesian War of Independence. Life changed drastically in the Netherlands for Ingrid and her three siblings, who had to learn how to cope with their mother's post-traumatic stress and their own war-time experiences. However, Ingrid, now orphaned aged 16 in 1958, had a clear idea of her future calling and emigrated to New Zealand to begin nursing training. This memoir traces Ingrid's background and growing-up years, revealing the secret of her successful life in her country of adoption (New Zealand); and how she overcame the hurts and hurdles of the past-even to how she learned to forgive her oppressors.
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ISBN 9780473428907
Published NZ 19 Jul 2018
Publisher Wild Side Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473428907
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Wild Side Publishing
Imprint Wild Side Publishing
Published 19 Jul 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Coles, Ingrid
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
World History: Second World War
Military History
Personal Christian Testimony & Popular Inspirational Works
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 294
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 920.72
Weight 357g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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