Vadim BonchBSc(Eng) 1937
Vadim Bonch studied Electrical Engineering at HKU in the 1930s and resided at Morrison Hall. After graduation, he worked for the Hong Kong Electric Company at the power station when it was a coal-powered facility, located by the harbour past Causeway Bay. Bonch joined the British army during the Japanese attack in the 1940s and became a Prisoner-of-War. Bouch and his wife were in Japanese prison camps, he at Stanley Bay and his wife in Shanghai where she was sent to a civilian camp. He and his family left for Canada in 1957.
“The photos and story are poignant reminders of what my parents went through, as did so many. They were survivors. My father never spoke of the difficulties. He emerged from the ordeal with the philosophy that life is to be enjoyed and appreciated. When I asked questions about what it was like, he replied that one time they made curry in a large metal tub, although it took a long time to gather the ingredients.”
Daughter of Vadim Bonch who was born in Hong Kong