KU Museum runs exhibition "The Daily Life of Prisoners during World War II" (25 November 2015-10 January 2016)

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Through Sunday 10 January 2016, the Kyoto University Museum will be hosting an exhibition, "The Daily Life of Prisoners during World War II", organized in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

On display are selected photographs and documents from the ICRC Archives in Geneva, Switzerland, that shed light on the lives of prisoners of war and interned Japanese civilians, a subject that has rarely been brought to public attention. By highlighting the realities of living in detention and being deprived of liberty, the exhibit seeks to promote awareness, especially among the younger generation, that acts of brutality are forbidden and all people have the right to humane treatment even in the context of warfare.

On Thursday 10 and 17 December, the venue will host gallery sessions titled "Prisoners of War: From a Historical Perspective" and "What Is Happening in the Middle East: the Role of International Humanitarian Law in Conflict Zones" (both sessions will be conducted in Japanese and require prior registration).

Exhibition hall

Video theater

Reporters touring the exhibition after the press conference

Another scene from the media tour

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