[LumiNation 2019] Talks – Portraits and Stories of Justice and Resilience in the Singapore War Crimes Trials

After WWII, the British conducted a series of war crimes trials in Singapore against Japanese military personnel for wartime atrocities committed throughout the region. Who were those who participated in these trials? Who were the witnesses, accused, judges and lawyers? What ‘justice’ did the witnesses and survivors in these trials seek? How do these stories shed light on present-day humanitarian issues and international justice? How do these stories continue to have relevance to ordinary members of the public, in particular youths in Singapore?

This panel discussion launches the Portraits Phase of the Singapore War Crimes Trials web portal and introduces the audience to the fascinating stories and background of those involved in the Singapore War Crimes Trials. It continues the conversation on the impact of the Japanese Occupation that was started last year.

About Lumination

Held in conjunction with National Day, LumiNation takes centre stage in The Arts House to explore the Singaporean identity through performances, talks and more. Audiences are invited to discover and reconnect with the quieter parts of the Singaporean conversation over a weekend of thoughtfully curated programmes.

This year, LumiNation explores the theme Building Identity, putting our personal relationships with the nation in conversation with communal narratives and histories, as well as exploring the relationship between the self, place and space in creating a fuller sense of belonging.
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Sat Aug 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
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