Grandma Eve

This is a portrait of my Grandma Eve holding some leaflets that were bought back from Thailand by my Grandpa David where he was held as a Prisoner of War in Nong Pladuk camp between 1943-45 during WW2. He had persuaded the POW commandant to release his group from work on the Thailand-Burma railway, later known as death railway, so they could create theatrical / musical performances on a hand built bamboo stage, in a bid to keep up spirits in the desperate and squalid camp conditions. The last picture shows one of the original leaflets depicting a caricature of my grandpa by Jan van Holthe. This little piece of salvaged history is a reminder of how even in the most horrific situation, creativity can provide a vital lifeline or a mode of survival.
Created on August 17, 2019
614 Washington Street, Lynn, MA, USA
Hunted by Julia Midland.
Pictures by Creative Collective.

Marker details

Camera usedCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Date created2019-08-17T22:00:00.000Z
OrganizationBeyond Walls
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited States