Since early in 1997 there has been an effort to recognize the former Commonwealth and Allied prisoners of war in Taiwan who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during World War II. This project which was known originally as the KINKASEKI POW MEMORIAL PROJECT, came about as a result of information coming to light late in 1996 about the notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp at Jinguashi, Taiwan, formerly known as Kinkaseki. Michael Hurst MBE, a Canadian expat living in Taipei, formed a committee to organize a memorial service for the men of Kinkaseki in May of 1997, and this ultimately led to the construction of a memorial to the POWs of Kinkaseki and the other POW camps in Taiwan. The Kinkaseki / Taiwan POW Memorial was officially dedicated on November 23, 1997.
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2015 was the 19th anniversary of the recognition of the former Japanese prisoner of war camps on Taiwan during World War II, and also of the beginning of the effort to uncover the story of those camps and to...TAIWAN POW CAMPS MEMORIAL SOCIETY COMMEMORATES POW EVACUATION
During World War II, more than 4350 British Commonwealth, American, and Dutch POWs spent time in Japanese prisoner of war camps on Taiwan. Some stayed only a few months before being moved to other camps in Japan...DEDICATION OF THE AMERICAN AIRMEN’S MEMORIAL - JUNE 20, 2009
On Saturday June 20th 2009 a memorial service was held at the site of the former Taipei Prison to honor and remember the American airmen who were captured by the Japanese when their aircraft crashed or were shot...THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL - HOW IT ALL BEGAN. . . THE STORY OF THE KINKASEKI MEMORIAL
The war was over; the Japanese, who had ruled Taiwan for 50 years, left the island, and the Taiwan Metal Mining Co. took over the operation of what had been the largest...MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE REMAINS OF THE OLD NORTH WALL OF THE FORMER TAIPEI PRISON FOR THE 14 AMERICAN AIRMEN EXECUTED BY THE JAPANESE 60 YEARS AGO June 19, 1945 – was the date of the senseless execution of 14 American airmen at the Taipei Prison. On June 19th 2005 – the 60th Anniversary of that tragic event, the Society held a special memorial service...