By Laverne Boulogne Van Ryk
Jasmine’s mom and dad got here to Java as missionaries from Holland. She has older sisters, Ellen and Yvonne, and one more youthful brother, Danny. Her ally is a local woman referred to as Sari. This friendship keeps even if Jasmine discovers that Sari’s cousin Sukandar is a freedom fighter.
Holland has been occupied by means of the Germans when you consider that may well 1940, and after the assault on Pearl Harbor there are 3 months of apprehensive awaiting the japanese to assault the Indies. Early March 1942 the japanese invade Java and the Dutch military surrenders on March eight. Jasmine is devastated while her father is arrested by way of the japanese, and despatched to a focus camp. a few months later all white ladies and kids additionally input focus camps. Jasmine has to claim goodbye to Sari, realizing that she most likely won’t see her good friend again.
A garland of Emeralds is predicated on own experiences.
Laverne Boulogne Van Ryk used to be born on Java. After the japanese invasion in March 1942 she and her family members spent three-and-a-half years in numerous focus camps, separated from her father. The quit of the japanese in August 1945 used to be by way of an untidy peace. Reunited together with her father, Laverne was hoping to begin her existence back the place she had left off, however the Dutch have been in the course of a violent Revolution for Independence. In may perhaps 1946 the full kinfolk repatriated to Holland. After 5 years they moved to Canada the place Laverne married and raised a kin of her personal. Laverne lives in Edmonton, Canada.
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