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Did the Japanese Occupation bring changes to the lives of teens?

Anjelo (2E4) Aspect : Emotion

Grandmother’s Story
nlb.gov.sg

Grandmother’s Story

This source tells us about life for matured women during the Japanese Occupation. In this source, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow's grandmother saved her cousin from being raped by Japanese soldiers. Yu-Mei's aunt was very scared of the Japanese for her daughter and came to Yu-Mei for help. Yu-Mei got the idea of cutting her cousins hair and dressing her up in older men clothes. When the Japanese soldiers came to the house, they glanced over her and dismissed her as an actual male. This tells us that life in the war was scary for women too as they could be forced by the Japanese to do obscene acts they would otherwise not want to do.

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Mr Gay Wan Guan
nas.gov.sg

Mr Gay Wan Guan

This source tells us about the Sook Ching operation carried out in Singapore. Mr Gay said he was very lucky that he did not go for the screening as his mother was Japanese and made friends with the Japanese. This soucre is relevant to the aspect of life I am talking about as it tells us Mr Gay was very scared. He heard horrifying rumors about those who reported to the Japanese for screening.

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Loss
singaporememory.sg

Loss

This source tells us about Mdm Foo's father and that he died during the Japanese occupation. Many Chinese men were prosecuted because of the Sook Ching operation. The Japanese did not treat the Chinese well. This source is relevant to the aspect of life I am talking about as it shows that Mdm Foo felt very sad when she was young as a result of her father's death.

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3 hungry boys
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3 hungry boys

This source shows us 3 malnourished adolescents. This tells us about the living conditions in Singapore. When the Japanese arrived, trade was stopped. Businesses closed down and cost for food rose. There was a limited supply of food. This source is relevant to the aspect of life I am talking about as it shows that teenagers felt very hungry.

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