Cooking in Captivity

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MIDDAYS: Thursday, February 21, 12:15 pm
Cooking in Captivity: American Civilians in WWII Japanese Prison Camps

Immediately after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese invaded the Philippines and imprisoned thousands of American civilians who spent the war years deprived of food. Among them was Natalie Crouter, a remarkable Boston-bred woman who kept a diary that describes how a deep longing for food preoccupied every internee. In this lecture with illustrations, author Barbara Haber will share her research of Natalie Crouter’s detailed wartime diary.