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Hiroo Onoda Lived in a Ditch for 30 Years Thinking WWII Never Ended Dies at 91

Who knows what war crimes were committed on the Philippine locals who were just plowing their farm. Hiroo Onoda lived in a ditch for 30 years, not believing that Japan lost World War II. It’s a crazy story, but it happened and he wasn’t the only one. I’m not stoked on whatever this guy did while in the ditch, but I am impressed he’d go on for 30 years more. He was coaxed out in 1974! (CNN – Onoda)

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Hiroo Onoda Lived in a Ditch for 30 Years Thinking WWII Never Ended Dies at 91

Who knows what war crimes were committed on the Philippine locals who were just plowing their farm. Hiroo Onoda lived in a ditch for 30 years, not believing that Japan lost World War II. It’s a crazy story, but it happened and he wasn’t the only one. I’m not stoked on whatever this guy did while in the ditch, but I am impressed he’d go on for 30 years more. He was coaxed out in 1974! (CNN – Onoda)

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Korean Comfort Women Photographed – A Sad Tale

Photos by Ahn Sehong capture “comfort women” in Korea. Most are poor, broke, and even embarrassed. The ones that photographer Ahn Sehong photographs are still living in China, the place they were sent and subsequently “left” after World War 2. It’s a sad tale that has no resolve. (NY Times – Korean Comfort Women) “Comfort Women” will be on view at the Korea Press Center, 7 Broad Avenue, Palisades Park, N.J., through April 18.

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Concentration Camp Letters Found in a Wall

Why were they there is the question. Who were they hiding them from? Internees were allowed to write letters and they ordered products from outside companies. The folks who owned this pharmacy in Colorado must have been afraid of something. Did they ship the orders? Was it possibly fear of being in collusion with the internees? (Huffpo – WWII)

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