Gloria Watson Curtis Kliene was a
British national born and raised in Shanghai, China. During World War II Gloria and her
family were interned by the Japanese at the Yu Yuen Road Camp and the Yangtzepoo Camp from
February 1943 until April 1945. The collection consists of materials related to Gloria's
life in Shanghai, such as identification documents, internment notices, and personal
Gloria Watson Curtis Kliene was born May 31, 1926 at the Victoria Nursing Home in Shanghai,
China to British nationals, William Arnold Watson and Frances Watson (née Tilley). She was
given the name May Gloria, but went by Gloria most of her life. Growing up she attended the
Cathedral School in Shanghai. During the WWII Japanese occupation of China, Gloria and her
parents were interned at the Yu Yuen Road Camp beginning in February 1943 when Gloria was
sixteen years old. The family was transferred to the Yangtzepoo Camp where they stayed until
their release in April 1945.
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