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Japanese War Prisoners in the USSR : 1945 – 1956.  Collection of Documents. Japanese War Prisoners in the USSR : 1945 – 1956. Collection of Documents.

Japanese War Prisoners in the USSR : 1945 – 1956. Collection of Documents.

Editor: Viktor Gavrilov, Elena Katasonova

MFD

Moskva, 2013, 784 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89511-031-7

This collection is dedicated to the fates of the Japanese Second World War prisoners in the USSR. The book is comprised of documents and materials which illustrate the custodial control over the Japanese war prisoners (including convicts) in the Soviet camps, their legal status, living conditions, labour duty, the issues of political educational and cultural work with the war prisoners, and their repatriation. The collection also contains application requests, letters and stories of the war prisoners. The book also includes materials illustrating the political and military aspects of the Japanese war prisoners’ custody in the Soviet camps and their subsequent repatriation. These issues are touched upon in conjunction with the position of the international agencies, the activities of the public authorities and Japanese non-governmental organizations.

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