February 1, 2018

Destroyed Primary School where Massacre Victims were Assembled 1945

A destroyed primary school were massacre victims in Barrio Sulok were assembled.  Image credit:  United States National Archives.
A destroyed primary school were massacre victims in Barrio Sulok were assembled.  Image credit:  United States National Archives.
Date Taken: 25 October 1945

Original Caption: These are the ruins of a primary school, at Sulac, Batangas, Luzon, P.I. (for Philippine Islands), where hostages were assembled before they were killed. (Barrio Sulok was among the many places in Batangas where the Japanese soldiers vented their bloodlust and engaged in orgies of mass murder. The then-town of Lipa was the worst hit with thousands massacred.)

Note to the reader: “Sulac” is Barrio Sulok at the border between the Lipa City and Santo Tomas, known in the present day as Barrio Santa Cruz of Santo Tomas.

Source: United States National Archives. The picture was colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.



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