Excerpts from internees’ recollections of liberation from Java
Composed by Dr Bernice Archer
Connie Suverkropp in camp at aged 11 years in several camps in Java with her two younger sisters.
Both her parents had died in different camps during the war. Her brothers were in the men’s camps and they survived.
(Interview with Dr. Bernice Archer)
It was difficult to adapt when we got back to Holland because I had no education for 2-3 years. I was 2 -3 years older than the other school mates but in thinking and feeling I was an old woman – looking like a girl but thinking like a woman. My classmates were 2-3 years younger in Holland and I thought them very childish.