Unlike ‘Unbroken’ bombardier, area woman will never forgive her Japanese captors

Betsy Herold Heimke was 12 when Japanese soldiers came to her house just after Christmas in 1941. She and her family would spend the next three years in captivity. Unlike Louie Zamperini, who in the book and movie “Unbroken” forgave the guards who mistreated him, Heimke offers no absolution, saying, “He’s a better Christian than I am.”

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Dashing to the show: Five big films open on Christmas Day

Once you have opened the presents, eaten a big meal and had your fill of football — and your out-of-town relatives — what else is there to do? Go to the movies, of course. Besides the much-discussed comedy “The Interview,” there are several much-anticipated films that open on Christmas Day. The Star has reviews of each by Robert W. Butler, Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby.

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