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Here's the Christmas story my grandma wrote, and my mom retells in church some years, about their last Christmas as captives of war in the Philippines. My mom is Millie in the story; she was 4 when they were captured by the Japanese military and 8 when they were liberated. You can read the other story and see pictures if you click my WW2 tag.

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Here are my mom and my uncle in 1940, before they were captured, along with other missionaries in the Philippines, by the Japanese during World War II.

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OK, you guys, this is another super long post. I wanted to share the essay that my mom wrote about her time in prison camp in the Philippines in World War II. Long story short: Her dad was a missionary, they were assigned to the Philippines after they had to leave Japan, they were captured by the Japanese and held for nearly 4 years. She was 4 years old when they were captured and 8 years old when they were liberated. They weren't POWs or anything, so they weren't tortured or jailed, just basically held captive, but it's still kindof an interesting story. Also, please note that this is something my mom read during a church service, so it's cleaned up and gets pretty churchy at the end. Some of the most sensational things she's told me did not make it into this story. I'll put those at the very end.

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