Mitsubishi ... and World War II Slave Labor
The following are excerpts from Adoulph Dickson's account of life at Hanawa (Sendai) POW Camp for Mitsubishi Kogyo Osarusawa Kozan's Osarizawa Copper Mine [source: http://www.jonesborosun.com/archivedstory.asp?ID=1981]
There was only one stove for 50 men in each camp and the Japanese only gave them one bushel of coal per week for heat. "If someone would die, they would use the coal to cremate him," Dickson said.
Dickson broke his toe when a heavy box dropped on his foot and he was out of work for two days. "I was not in shape to work because of the pain, but I had to eat, so I climbed the mountain and worked all day," Dickson said. He said that if prisoners were sick or injured they only received only half the ration of food for that day.
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"I was not in shape to work because of the pain, but I had to eat, so I climbed the mountain and worked all day."