SINGAPORE: Jungle Girl

Maria Bertha Hertogh was five years old when the Japanese soldiers took her mother & father away from Bandung, Java, where papa Adriaanus Hertogh was a sergeant in The Netherlands East Indies army. Bertha was too young to remember just how it happened, but while she was staying at the home of Che Aminah, a Malay woman known to her parents, the rest of the family disappeared into prison camp.

The war years passed. Che Aminah loved the girl, gave her the Moslem name Nadra, moved with her to a jungle village north...

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