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 mementos.
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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