Return to Maizuru Port—Documents Related to the Internment and Repatriation Experiences of Japanese (1945-1956)

Documentary heritage submitted by Japan and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Maizuru City
Seiichi Yasuda, Sketchbook - Page 6

When the Japanese Empire collapsed due to defeat in World War II in 1945, an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians were interned in labour camps in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum has a unique and extensive collection of materials related to the internment and the survivors’ repatriation from 1945 to 1956.

  • Year of submission: 2014
  • Year of inscription: 2015
  • Country: Japan
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