Monday, October 01, 2007

in memoriam

First day of October and theme day again for the Daily Photo community which is cemetery or tombstone. Though my photo is not exactly taken from the cemetery it can be considered as a tombstone.

On this site lie the mortal remains of approximately 600 Filipinos. Their bodies were found inside a nearby dungeon which had inner doors of massive iron bars and outer doors of iron plate on wood, where victims of the atrocities perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Forces were imprisoned during the last days of February 1945. The appearance of their bodies suggested starvation and possible suffocation.

From the photo you'd notice people going down in the said dungeon, the place have this eerie feeling knowing what monstrosity took place here. Really appreciate Abraham for giving me this link of a sad history which will make you cry.

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15 comments:

Sally said...

I wish the world had moved on to a better place and this sort of thing happened no more. Sadly, that is not the case, and things appear to be as bad as ever.

Moving.

Sydney Daily Photo

Sidney said...

Sad story... too bad humans never learn from the past!

Lynette said...

Oh, my, what a sad, sad story for humanity. Even more sad because people continue to do wrong to other people, all over the world.

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Lavenderlady said...

Thank you for sharing this information. Your photo is very moving.

Olivier said...

triste histoire, et bel hommage de ta part


sad history, and beautiful homage of your share

Zsolt said...

really sad story..it was more than 60 years ago and its still so painful..thank you for sharing this photo!

Jilly said...

Such a tragic story of what we do to each other.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

What a horrible way to die. Thanks for the photo and the story.

jelvistar said...

Wow.

Port Angeles Daily Photo

Clueless in boston said...

It is a sad story; and wonderful that a monument marks their resting place to tell their story so it won't be forgotten.

slinger said...

Wow, quite a dedication to their suffering. Nice capture.

travelphilippines said...

hay graveh nmn ang mga hapon but anyway past is past. love ko na cla ngayon hehe

Kim said...

Pusa, a very moving post for our theme day. And your photo of the stairs from the other day just seems heartbreaking. What awful things we humans are capable of doing to others. This memorial is touching and reminds me that this goes on somewhere on the planet everyday, even now.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Neva said...

A very gruesome story....too bad it's true....

Denton said...

Very sad story. War is hell and even worse when atrocities like this occur.

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