Message Board/皆様からのメッセージ・34


昨日の毎日新聞を拝見し、このサイトを見させて頂きました。私の亡き祖父は父方も母方も大正14年生まれで朝鮮半島に出兵し、そこから引き揚げてきました。母方の祖父は現在の北朝鮮で終戦を迎え一目散に日本を目指したそうですが、一緒に当時を過ごした人の中には、旧ソ連に抑留された人たちもいたと聞いたことがあります。ただ、私自身が10代、20代前半だったこともあり、祖父が生前、当時の話をしていた時にきちんと聞けなかったことが今となっては悔やまれます。自分に子どもができ、ここ数年特にそう思うようになりました。そんな時に、このサイトを拝見し、生前は酒呑みで近寄り難かった祖父のことを思い出しました。そしてお父様の絵と文章からは大変な経験の中からも人の暖かさやユーモアが感じられ、これまで文書でしか読んだことがなかったシベリア抑留、旧ソ連抑留のことがスッとアタマの中に入ってきた気がします。娘たちが大きくなって、歴史や社会に興味を持ち始めたらいつか一緒に見たいなと思います。とても貴重な体験をこのサイトで知ることができました。ありがとうございます!
(ともぞう 2017年9月20日)

はじめまして、神戸市須磨区の志水通男ともうします。今日(9月19日)の毎日新聞朝刊でここを知りました。私の亡き父(1920生)も抑留時代に10歳のロシア人女子小学生と2週間だけ交流があり、別れる時に渡した肖像写真が3年前に戻ってきました。その縁で私はロシアのタンボフ市へ行き、以後、ロシア人と交流しています。ロシア人との交流を2年前にエッセイで書きました。インターネットで私の名前 志水通男 で検索していただけれぱ私のエッセイ『二十一年前のロシア記事』などが出てきます。時間のあるとき、読んでいただければ幸いです。私もあなた様の作品などを見せてもらいます。
(志水通男 2017年9月19日)

Lovely illustrations. I am certain the hardships suffered were severe, especially during and immediately after the war when emotions against the defeated enemy are greatest, and you have not expressed the worst of what was experienced and witnessed. You state how amazed and impressed you were about the relative lack of racism and misogyny in the Russians compared to the Japanese. That is true but it is a relative truth because there is racism and misogyny in Russia just less than in Japan. My Grandfather was a Russian soldier who fought in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-1905. He fought in the major battles and was fortunate to survive and without being wounded. He immigrated to Canada immediately after that war. I do not know anything about his actual experiences because he died when my father was a child so I never knew him. We are all fortunate that you survived and have provided us with the drawings and story of some of your internment experiences. Please tell us more.
(Brian Richmond, Canada 11.9.2017 )

日経新聞で画集のことを知り、一気に見ました。感動しました!私の父も大正12年生まれで、満州で終戦を迎えましたが、ソ連ではなく、中国解放軍に協力させられて、貴重な体験をしました。その時の記録を自筆の挿絵入りのエッセイにしていたので、亡くなった翌年(平成26年)製本しました。木内信夫様に読んでいただきたいのですが、送らせていただけませんか?
(小武家暁子 2016年7月21日)

Mr.Kiuchi. It is me again I read the pictures for several times. Then I realize if a war breaks out every person of every country must fight and bleed. So let me remember these remarkable pictures. We must remember wars. But make sure they will not happen again.
(peter, china 18.7.2016 )

Mr.Kiuchi. Hello. After reading those pictures which talk about your father's life in a pow camp. I have a question. What is your view of the war between China and Japan. Wars are very cruel. It destroys everything. Hope there will be no wars.
(peter, china 20.5.2016 )

初めまして、小夜子と申します。今日初めて木内様の絵を見たのですが感動してしまいました。ソ連の人達は怖いと言うイメージしか無かったのですが、同じ人間ですね。ソ連兵や地元の人々、他の国の人々との交流。きつく辛い仕事。戦友の方との死別。人と人との間に絆が芽生えて親愛の心が生まれたのを見た時は胸が熱くなりました。言葉が稚拙なせいで上手く言えませんが、今日木内信夫様の体験記を知れて本当に良かったです。いつか何処かで展覧会があれば是非足を運ぼうと思います。書籍化されたらこんなに嬉しい事はありません。
(小夜子 2016年4月5日)

先週、舞鶴引揚記念館に行きました。桟橋は工事中で見ることは出来ませんでした。自分達は如何に幸福であるか。あらためて実感しています。ところで、木内信夫様の画集は発行されているのでしょか。教えてください。よろしくお願い致します。
(匿名 2016年1月19日)

Hello! Thank you very much for the interesting website. My uncle who grew up in Russia told me about a Japanese friend he had over there. My uncle didn't know how he ended up in Russia (Pskov) so I searched and found this site. I wish you and your father all the best.
(Andreas Frank, Germany10.1.2016 )

11月3日(祝)に柏市中央公民館で画集を見せていただきました。私の父も軍人で旧ソ連に抑留され帰国しました。私自身も旧満洲からの引揚者です。戦中戦後の生活がよみがえります。帰り道で井上ひさしさんの「一週間」を思い出しました。
(Y,S 2015年11月6日)

thanks a lot for this amazing website .I love your grand dad .I got no words to describe the drawings ..It is a bit of humanity in the hell of WW2 prisonners camps .. I'm French and my grand-dad was made prisonner by the germans during 2 long years .He is 93 years olds now , and he still cannot forgett .I will show him the drawings of Kiuchi Nobuo tomorow . thanks again . Laurent Chabot .france
(chabot, france 10.9.2014 )

はじめまして。愛知県で小学校の教員をしております。平和教育の教材作りを進めてまいりましたが、シベリア抑留と満州棄民を題材にした教材ができましたので、ご紹介させてください。http://www.geocities.jp/mizney_land/こちらの掲載してあります。子供たちに、平和の大切さを感じさせたいです。
(水野晴仁 2014年12月4日)

Dear Mr. Kiuchi, I can't thank you enough for posting your father's pictures. I'm a half-Japanese American, born in Sapporo during the Korean War, and I've always wondered about my two Japanese uncles who were prisoners in Siberia. Unfortunately, the topic of their imprisonment was never discussed in my family, so I never learned what camps they were in or what their experiences were like. I know one actually was assigned to teach Russian to other Japanese prisoners. Your father's wonderful cartoons now help me appreciate what my uncles must have experienced. I'm so happy. Strangely enough I am Facebook friends with a Russian woman whose grandfather, Vladimir Yaroshonok, was the first commander of a camp for Japanese prisoners in Izvetkovaya. Sincerely, Terry Myers
(Terry Myers, United States 28.1.2014 )

Mr Kiuchi! Thank you so much for the all-embracing humanism and sense of humor that you revealed in this series of pictures. I was totally captivated by the endearingly unassuming style of your narration. And it's definitely Russian words written in katakana that won me over))) My gratitude is beyond description. あ り が と う ご ざ い ま し た !
(Artemii, Saint Petersburg, Russia 25.11.2013 )

今日は。私はオーストラリアに在住する主婦ですが、ホームページを見させていただきました。すばらしい絵は、感動しました。私自身も水彩画を描いていますので、インスピレーションを感じます。実は私は翻訳業務をしているのですが、あるアメリカ人ジャーナリストから、朝鮮戦争、ベトナム戦争で行方不明になったアメリカ兵の調査を依頼されています。そこでシベリア抑留された元日本兵で、現地にまだ残留されている方を探しているのですが、木内様は、お知り合いでまだ現地におられる方を御存知でしょうか?もし御存知でしたら、お教え願えますでしょうか。不躾な質問で、大変申し訳ないですが、よろしくお願いします。
(匿名 2013年6月21日)

Kiuchi-san, thank you very much for this site! It actually not just telling the truth about Japanese POWs in the Soviet Union, but it also reminds me story of my own family. I use to live in Western Siberia and in 1945-1952 here was camp for Japanese soldiers near of my hometown (Leninsk-Kuznetsky compression camp). My grand-grandfather fought in Japanese-Russian war and was rescued by Japanese battleship after Tsushima battle, spending more than 6 months in Japanese camp in Matsuyama. He told it was very interesting time of his life, telling lot of stories about it. And then my grandfather, who was just got back home from war in 1945, was conscripted again to be guard in compression camp where Japanese soldiers were kept. Grown on stories of grand-grandfather about his life in Japan, my grandfather was actually very glad to meet some of Japanese guys in real life, trying to talk to them in Japanese, that he learned from my grand-grandfather. Japanese were enemies? Forget about it, it was much more interesting just to communicate! Everybody there knew that common people are just victims of war, committing crimes against each other only because of everybody were cheated with hostile anti-people ideologies! So i heard really lot of stories from both my grand-grandfather (he was very old and died when i was kid) and grandfather. Some of stories were sad, but some of them were really fun. And now, pictured stories of your father, Kiuchi Nobuo-san reminded me about stories of my ancestors. I actually can write you about couple of episodes of life in Leninsk-Kuznetsky compression camp as my grandfather told me. Thank you and your father once again! You doing just a great job!
(Anton, Russia 16.2.2013 )

Тhank you! This is a wonderful piece of history and art. I am very glad you have shared the story and pictures. I hope sometimes it would be possible to publish this as a book - I would gladly buy it. Sincerely,
(Katy, USA 1.1.2013 )

I am glad I have found your website. It is a surprice for me that there were also small camps with only hundreds of internees and map of camps is very interesting . My name is Ivan Tuček and I am czech-japanese origine. My grandfather Mr.Michiharu Harada was also one of POW held in the USSR. He was released rather late in 1954, He was active in Japan-czech association and also Japan-russian association after his return to Japan. He helped Czech travelers Hanzelka and Zikmund during their expedition to Japan in 60-ies of the last century. One of his sons studied in the USSR, the second one in Czechoslovakia. He was my father, parents divorced and I lost contact with japanese relatives so I trace fate of my grandfater by sundry ways. Have you contact to any active associtiation of former internees? If yes, can you send me it? On map there are many camps. Were that camps for Japanese only or had they their section in common camp? Large majority of japanese internees was released until 1950, was the rest of them concentrated to specific camps? I have only vicarious informations but as far as I know grandfather spoke that the life in camps was very hard but war was worse. History books are full of dates, kings, battles and ideas but sometimes life of individual is lost, I like гmallhistory, I like your site. Thanks.
(Ivan Tuček, Czech Republic 9.22.2012 )

Thank you for your very interesting and informative site. My father who was born in Japan and served in the Japanese Navy, was also a POW in a Siberian camp during WWII. I am trying to locate any information during his time in Siberia , as well as access to his navy records. Can you provide any source that may be helpful to me in my search? Thank you.
(Sally Garman, USA 7.24.2012 )

 島田正己と申します。私の叔父は92歳です。昔、シベリアに抑留された経験があります。老体に鞭打って、今、当時の記憶を纏めています。
(島田 正己 http://kayo7753.moo.jp/index.php 2012年3月1日)

Thank you for your very interesting and informative site, filled with the spirit of love and brotherhood between different peoples such as Russian, Japanese, Hungarians, Germans and many others.
(Sergey, Russia 1.9.2012 )


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