Rose Levy is an 88 year old woman from the Marshall Islands. In the early 1940s, when she was about 10, the Japanese took control of her country (and most of the Pacific Islands) during WWII.
Rose was held hostage for years on Jaluit atoll, and she told me harrowing stories from what she experienced.
She was only fed 1 meal per day. She had to dig a hole in the sand to hide from being killed. And if she ever made the slightest mistake, then she would get a limb cut off, which she saw happen to her friends and family.
It’s important than we must never forget these tragedies that happened in the past — in our parents and grandparents lifetimes — which is why I’ve decided to highlight Rose’s story in today’s video.
I’d also like to add that Rose is a very strong woman who was not shy to answer my questions, even though I was intimidated to ask her. Today, she lives a very happy life with her family, and she’s a dance choreographer! Watch to the end and you will have a smile on your face 🙂