How Mark Sakamoto's war-surviving grandparents taught him about forgiveness
The Second World War tested Mark Sakamoto's grandparents. On one side of his family, his grandfather joined the Canadian army but spent most of the war as a P.O.W. in Hong Kong. On the other side of the family, his grand-mother was interned in a workcamp in Alberta; her crime was being of Japanese descent.
But rather than becoming angry or resentful, Mark says in the years following the war, his grandparents turned to forgiveness. He tells their story, and the impact on him, in his new book called Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, and he joined us to talk about it.