This source is about a group of WWII survivors and Tiong Bahru residents gather for an emotional morning by recounting their trials and tribulations under the Japanese Occupation, 73 years after the fall of Singapore. This source is really helpful for me as this source have many edvidence of how the japanese occupation affected their lifes, such as loosing their family members after being hit by a bomb, intruders broke into her family home at Tiong Bahru, changed its locks, and stole the apartment as well as the family’s stock of rice and milk powder—critical resources in war time for her young widowed mother who had to feed her hungry children.
The source is a transcript of a oral history interview by Mrs Esme Woodford, talking about her thoughts about the war, and what happened during, after the war. Also talking about how their family had been struggling through the japanese occupation and how they spend their time, such as planting vegetables and going to concerts. This source helped me with me HI question and the aspect as Mrs Esme Woodford shared how she spend time with her family and how she felt after losing one of her brother at the end.
This source is a transcript of a oral history interview by Mr Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee, talking about the Japanese Occupation. He worked at nissan motors as assistant mechanic; later worked in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as attendant. This source is relevant to my aspect as he gave one of his problems, which is his father was forced to sell their house and they had to move to another place to stay and change jobs.
This source is a transcript of an Interview with Mr Lee Kuan Yew sharing his experiences during the Japanese Occupation. This transcript makes me understand better the situation of the japanese occupation and gave me more information about the situation. It gave me some information on how the lifes of people were during that time and how they lived in fear, as they might be called out or be forced to separate with their family members.