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        The South Pacific: Santo Tomas POW Camp | Ken Burns: The War

        View images taken at Santo Tomas, a POW internment camp established by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The camp was located in the heart of Manila, the capitol of the Philippines, on the campus of the University of Santo Tomas. It held several thousand Allied prisoners, many of whom were Americans, during the Japanese occupation, from 1942-1945. Camp conditions were not good, and by the time the camp was liberated, prisoners were suffering from starvation and disease.

        Santo Tomas: MacArthur Visits | Ken Burns: The War

        Shortly after liberation, General Douglas MacArthur is received by internees at Santo Tomas University, a Japanese prison camp. February 6, 1945. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-203020).

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        Santo Tomas: Huts in the Interior | Ken Burns: The War

        After conquering the Philippines, the Japanese converted Santo Tomas University in Manila into a prison camp. Prisoners built private shacks for their families around campus buildings. Credit: The National Archives.

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        Santo Tomas Entrance | Ken Burns: The War

        The main building at Santo Tomas prison camp, formerly a university. March 14, 1945. Sascha Weinheizer and her family would be liberated when MacArthur returned. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-374453).

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        Santo Tomas: Playing Records | Ken Burns: The War

        Internees at Santo Tomas prison camp in Manila, the Philippines, gather around a record player. Prisoners of war sometimes received news hints through what music played over the loudspeakers in the morning. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-293-N-12).

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        Santo Tomas: Lounging | Ken Burns: The War

        Women's quarters at Santo Tomas. After conquering the Philippines, the Japanese converted Santo Tomas University in Manila into a prison camp. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-292DD017).

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        The Weinzheimer Home in the Philippines | Ken Burns: The War

        The Weinzheimer home in the Philippines. Sascha and her family were forced out when the Japanese invaded the Philippines. Credit: Sascha Jansen.

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