Past IJET - IJET-30 in Cairns
Experiences in a Japanese Concentration Camp
Nicky Knoff was living in Indonesia when the Japanese invaded at the start of WWII. Nicky was in a concentration camp with her mother from the age of 3-and-a-half to nearly 8 years old, while her father and uncle were prisoners of war who worked on the Burma Railway for the Japanese for nearly four years.
The harsh experiences of the war forced Nicky to confront the basic realities of life at a young age.
Nicky will talk about her many trials at such a young age and what she learned from this experience.