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THE TAIWAN PRISONER OF WAR MEMORIALS

Photographs Copyright © Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society 2010

During World War 2 the Japanese builtm prisoner of war camps on the island of Taiwan (Formosa). The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society remenbers those who died here during that time and there are a series of memorials that have been erected. All photographs are copyright of © Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society

The Taiwan / Kinkaseki POW Memorial
- erected on the site of the former Kinkaseki POW Camp, Jinguashi and dedicated in November 1997

The Kukutsu POW Memorial
- erected on the site of the former Kukutsu POW Camp, Hsintien and dedicated in November 1999
- later re-located on the site and re-dedicated in May 2004

The Taichu POW Memorial
- erected on the site of the former Taichu POW Camp, Taichung and dedicated in November 2000

The Heito POW Memorial
- erected on the site of the former Heito POW Camp, Ping Tung and dedicated in November 2004

The Toroku POW Memorial
- erected on the site of the former Toroku POW Camp, Douliou and dedicated in May 2009

The Taiwan Hellships Memorial
- erected in the War & Peace Park, Chijin Area Kaohsiung and dedicated in January 2006
The memorial is dedicated to all those who suffered and those who died on the notorious “hellships”
in and around Taiwan waters during World War II.

The Taihoku Prison Memorial
- erected on the wall of the former Taihoku Prison, Taipei and dedicated in June 2009
The memorial is dedicated to all the Allied airmen who were captured and held –
and the 14 who were executed, in the Taihoku Prison in World War II

All photos and text courtesy and copyright of the
Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society – www.powtaiwan .org

Last updated 2 August, 2016

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