The year 1941 was a turning point for the world, but long-time Shanghai resident Ruth Hill Barr had no way of knowing that when she started her five-year diary on January 1. Before the year was over, the Japanese Army had occupied Shanghai’s International Settlement, and she and her family were stranded as enemy aliens, soon to be placed in a Japanese internment camp. Join us today as Betty Barr talks about this book, which includes the full text of her mother’s diary along with explanations and memories by Betty, revealing with detail the anguish and the continuity of life inside and outside the Shanghai camps during the war.
Thursday, March 23
9:45am registration, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Shanghai Centre Residences
West Tower 8/F, Resident Lounge room 801
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
(entrance next to Pizza Marzano)
(metro line 2 or 7 to Jing’an Temple, exit 6)
Free for SEA members
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, under subject type “Ruth’s Record” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 20. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, mobile: 150-0017-4461.