In the picture, Eileen Lesher, (then Chu) holds a carved olive pit. At an outside market in interior China, while she browsed, war sounded. “I heard machine gun fire and hid under the tables.” When it stopped, she purchased the item she had been viewing. This was her life during war.

It started in the summer of 1937—the Japanese invaded China. Eileen, eleven-years-old, lived with her family in Canton, China.

The Japanese killed foreigners         Read the rest at: Eileen’s Story

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