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Victimized Teachers and Students from Tamkang High School: Difficulties faced by Lin Mao-sheng's family

After Lin Mao-sheng was taken away in a black sedan, his family continuously inquired about his whereabouts. Although they never gave up hope, they were prepared for the worst. Lin Mao-sheng provided the main source of income for the family, and his sudden disappearance caused a significant impact on his family members. The financial burden of a family of around ten people fell upon his second son, Lin Zong-yi, who was working at National Taiwan University Hospital at the time. Unfortunately, Lin Mao-sheng's mother and his eldest son, who was in poor health, passed away within a year after the incident.

Following the tragedy, Lin Mao-sheng’s wife, Wang Tsai-feng, told her son, “If he (Lin Mao-sheng) does not come back, you must remember these Chinese warlords’ tendency to wipe out the entire family.” Despite facing such a significant tragedy, Wang Tsai-feng remained resilient and always encouraged other family members of the 228 Incident victims to steady themselves, support their families, and hold onto the expectation that one day they would see hope.

Throughout her entire life, Wang Tsai-feng never stopped thinking of Lin Mao-sheng. Her second son, Lin Zong-yi, recalled that during his tenure at the World Health Organization in Geneva, he arranged for his mother to travel to Europe. Implying that Lin Mao-sheng had previously given lectures in Europe, she often asked, “Has your father been here?” Then, she would murmur to herself, “He must have been here.” This trip to Europe was commemorative for Wang Tsai-feng, retracing Lin Mao-sheng’s footsteps.

In 1976, Wang Tsai-feng passed away in Vancouver. Before her final moment, she said to Lin Zong-yi, “Zong-yi, I miss your father very much. I have thought of him every day for the past thirty years. I am glad that I am going to see him soon.”

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