Keep the flame burning. January 5, 2006Posted by Maita Buensuceso-Oebanda in Musings, This Blog.
When Manila was occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army in December of 1941, the University of Santo Tomas — an educational institution established and run by Spanish Dominican priests, then already more than 300 years old — was used as an internment camp for civilian Allied nationals who had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the worst time.
The internees are passing on, one by one, and finally finding peace. They take with them pieces of history that can never be replaced, once lost. This is my little bit to help keep the flame they lit burning, that their sacrifices and legacy may never be forgotten, at least in this tiny spot of a blog.
I don’t know everything about it, by any means. But what I do know, I’ll put down here. Join me as we walk back in time through the hallowed halls of the Main Building, around the campus, through my beloved Distinguished and Ever-Loyal City of Manila, and keep the story of Santo Tomas Internment Camp alive.