Dutch School curriculum introduced Hellships to its students
In 2022, the schools in the provinces of Arnhem, Gelderland and North Holland introduced the Hellships into the mainstream curriculum. A series of books are included in the launch, including a cartoon comic book, which summaries the various stories around the second world war in Asian. Willem Punt’s story is prominently featured in all of the stories, as it provides a complete historical record as well as a personal first-hand record of the Junyo Maru, but also life as a POW in the Japanese Camps.
Extracts from the book