University of Santo Tomas
Feb 1945 : Very thin malnourished American couple, Anthony B. Vlasate & wife Violet, after being freed from Japanese captivity at Santo Tomas University, Manila Santo Tomas Internment Camp was the largest of several camps in the Philippines in which the Japanese interned enemy civilians, mostly Americans, in World War II
Pair of emaciated Americans, former POWs of the Japanese, push cart filled with edible oils to be used to feed other freed prisoners formerly held in University of Santo Tomas by the Japanese, following the liberation of the prison by Allied forces. Date taken: February 5, 1945. Photographer: Carl Mydans. Credit: Life Magazine.
‘ Ivan Roxas was born in Tanay, Rizal (Philippines) on June 26, 1978. He graduated at the University of Santo Tomas, College of Fine Arts, Major in Painting in 2000, and has been a full time painter since 1993. He has been consistently teaching/lecturing various institutions and organizations for the underprivileged all over the Philippines. (via Artesan Gallery + Studio)
Encore -- The iron gates of Santo Tomás : the firsthand account of an American couple interned by the Japanese in Manila, 1942-45 / Emily Van Sickle.
The Iron Gates of Santo Tomas: The Firsthand account of an American Couple Interned by the Japanese in Manila By Emily Van Sickle In 1942, the Van Sickles were taken as enemy aliens in Japan and held as “guests” for over three years.
Newly liberated group of American and Filipino civilians getting fresh water in the courtyard of University of Santo Tomas where they had been held captive by the Japanese since 1942. Date taken: February 5, 1945. Photographer: Carl Mydans. Credit: Life Magazine.