Gallery 16 May

At the end of the war, the Japanese garrison in New Guinea was crammed into a small area and almost completely cut off from food supplies, leading to starvation and according to some of the interviewed, also to cannibalism. According to them, indigenous people were euphemistically called “black pigs” while American soldiers were “white pigs” – although one of the interviewed says there was a ban on eating “white pigs”.

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