11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Join Ron Ferster and his co-author, Jan Bevan as they share the background for their book
“Letters of the Lost Children
Japan—World War II”
An insight into the desperation that causes the use of child soldiers in conflict.
On January 22nd after worship, our Ron Ferster and co-author, Jan Bevan will give a presentation about the background for the book, “Letters of the Lost Children – Japan WWII.” Their moving book provides insight into the desperation that causes the use of child soldiers in conflict.
The book will be offered for sale as a fundraiser for BBUUC. Please invite any persons who may be interested.
Synopsis: Only these letters are works of fiction, each based on true historical events. The authors were inspired by a WWII album filled with genuine school and graduation photographs of very young Japanese student soldiers collected by an American GI who may have been in battle with them.
Near the end of World War II, there were so few men left to fight that boys as young as 13 were taken to serve in battle. These “Lost Children” remain unknown, as does the American G.I. who killed them in battle.
The book is designed to honor and humanize these long-deceased, unknown student soldiers who lived and died for their Emperor, at what would become the last of the Imperial Age of Japan.
Sunday January 22, 2022, after Service
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