I found an interesting web page relating to Japanese POWs from the last world war. Russia declared war on Japan in 1945 and collected 600,000 POWs in Manchuria and kept them until 1953 when the survivors were returned. One of these prisoners was a pretty lame artist, but he made a few drawings that his son put up on a website with explanatory text. The conditions were pretty brutal but the guy seems to have moved on. He was captured in Manchuria and was taken all the way to Moldova to help in rebuilding the Soviet empire after the war. Anyway, the texts are interesting and the pictures are cute, and I recommend a quick perusal.