May 15, 1943

The first group of internees left to prepare the new accommodations in Los Baños. This contingent was composed of 800 men of military age, who brought back discouraging information about the new site. They said that the climate was unhealthy, the place infested with malaria, and water scarce.

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December 1, 1942

I had just visited another concentration camp—that of Santo Tomas. There are actually some 3,000 internees and in some more time, a few thousand more are expected from the south. The Japanese guards deal with them liberally, without getting involved in the private life of the prisoners. In the two hours during which I went..

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