Ex-POW Visits UST Prison Site 70 Years After Liberation

 Survivor Kathy Elfstrom Cronquist (second from left), visiting the University of Santo Tomas for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. (Source: GMA News)

Survivor Kathy Elfstrom Cronquist (second from left), visiting the University of Santo Tomas for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. (Source: GMA News)

For three years during World War II, American Kathy Elfstrom Cronquist lived on the grounds of the University of Santo Tomas, which the Japanese occupiers had turned into a prison camp for over 4,000 American and British civilians living in Manila. Cronquist was one of the former prisoners of war who visited UST February 3, exactly 70 years since Filipino and American forces liberated the Santo Tomas Internment Camp (STIC) on February 3, 1945, reports GMA News.