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Forster (Cliff) papers
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Interview transcripts, memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to internment of American civilians in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II, the war crime trial and execution of Japanese General Masaharu Homma, and the American diplomatic service.
Clifton Forster (1923-2006), was a graduate of Stanford University, was a career diplomat who grew up in the Philippines as the son of an American Red Cross employee. Following the Japanese invasion of Manila in December 1941, Forster was interned as an American civilian internee, at Los Baños Internment Camp, Philippines, for five months. Through this father's Red Cross connections, Forster secured repatriation aboard the Gripsholm in 1942, and later worked for Naval Intelligence before joining the Foreign Service.
5 manuscript boxes (1.8 Linear Feet)
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