Japanese Occupation of Singapore

About Project

Begun in 1981 as the then Oral History Department's third project, these interviews record the experiences during the Japanese occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945. Topics covered include life in pre-war Singapore, the Japanese military campaign and British surrender, mass screenings, the living and economic conditions under Japanese rule, the role of welfare associations, anti-Japanese movements such as the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army, the new settlements of Endau and Bahau, experiences of prisoners of war and the post-war British Military Administration.

Names of Interviewees in Japanese Occupation of Singapore