I just reviewed Faith Behind the Fences by Kelly DiSpirito Taylor, a true story of a Dutch-East Indies family’s time in prison camps during World War II. I hadn’t heard a story quite like this one, which dealt with the politics of the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. After the review was published, another Dutch woman contacted me and told me of her incarceration in the same camps. She created her own website recording her story.
Most of the WWII stories I’ve read focus on Nazi Germany and the Jewish Holocaust, but there are so many stories, so many points-of-view, I doubt we’ll ever stop seeing stories that focus on that time in history.
Here are a few of my favorite WWII books: